Join us for an enchanting and stellar night of poetry and prose featuring:
and the effervescent, hilarious, and witty CATHY PETCH is back as master of ceremonies!
Cherie Dimaline is a Metis author living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband and their three children. Her first award-winning book, Red Rooms, was published in 2007. She is currently the Writer in Residence for First Nations House at the University of Toronto and is the Editor-in-Chief of both FNH and Muskrat magazines. Her first novel, The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy, was released in Spring 2013.
Terri Favro is the author of The Proxy Bride and co-creator of the graphic novel Waiting For Mario Puzo. In 2012, Terri was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Prize in Creative Non-Fiction, the Chizine Speculative Fiction Contest, and the notorious Broken Pencil Indie Writers Deathmatch, where she’ll be reappearing this year as an online lion-tamer slash blogger. Terri is also working on a ‘science fictional memoir novel’, Sputnik’s Daughter: A Radioactive Love Story, and a new graphic novel based on a true crime story in Toronto of 1933. She blogs at terrifavro.ca
Lois Lorimer is a poet, actor and teacher. Her poems have appeared in leading literary journals: Arc, Literary Review of Canada, and Hart House Review as well as in anthologies The Bright Well (Leaf Press: 2012) and Connectivism (Variety Crossing Press:2012). In 2012, Stripmall Subversive was published by Variety Crossing Press in Toronto. As an actor, Lois was a member of the Shaw Festival Company, working as well in film and radio drama. Born in Brockville, she now lives and teaches in Toronto where she is one of the founding editors of the online magazine of contemporary poetics, Influencysalon.ca. Her website is: www.loislorimer.com
Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Hoa Nguyen studied Poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. With the poet Dale Smith, Nguyen founded Skanky Possum, a poetry journal and book imprint in Austin, TX, their home of 14 years. She is the author of eight books and chapbooks including, most recently, As Long As Trees Last (Wave, 2012). She currently lives in Toronto where she teaches poetics in a private workshop and at Ryerson University. Wave Books will release Red Juice, a gathering of her early, uncollected poems, in September 2014.