Time to pencil some great new readers into your calendar with our fun March lineup. First Monday of the month at the Victory @7:30, be there or be square!
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ANDREW J. BORKOWSKI’s critically acclaimed debut short story collection, COPERNICUS AVENUE, published by Cormorant Books, won the 2012 Toronto Book Award and was shortlisted for the 2012 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for short fiction. His work has been published in GRAIN, THE NEW QUARTERLY, DRAGNET, and in STORYTELLER magazine.
His short story “Twelve Versions of Lech” was a finalist for the 2007 Writer’s Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize. Andrew’s arts, travel, and human interest journalism has appeared in publications including THE GLOBE AND MAIL, THE CANADIAN FORUM, QUILL & QUIRE, TV GUIDE, AND THE LOS ANGELES TIMES.
NYLA MATUK is the author of the poetry chapbook ONEIRIC and a first-full length collection of poetry, SUMPTUARY LAWS, which was named a National Post best poetry book of 2012. Her poems have appeared in MAISONNEUVE, THE WALRUS, CANADIAN NOTES AND QUERIES, ARC POETRY, PRISM, THE LITERARY REVIEW OF CANADA, THE BEST CANADIAN POETRY IN ENGLISH 2012, and elsewhere. Last year, two of her poems were shortlisted for the inaugural WALRUS Poetry Prize.
KARLEEN PENDLETON JIMENEZ is a writer and professor at Trent University. Her two books ARE YOU A BOY OR A GIRL? and HOW TO GET A GIRL PREGNANT were both Lambda Literary finalists. The first is a children’s book chronicling the adventures and challenges of being of tomboy. The second is a memoir about trying to get pregnant as a Chicana, butch, dyke. She has published numerous short stories and personal essays about lesbian desire, Latina ethnicity, and transgressive gender experience. Her award-winning film TOMBOY, has been screened around the world.
CARMINE STARNINO has published four critically acclaimed volumes of poetry for which he has won numerous awards, including the Canadian Authors Association Prize and the A.M. Klein Award. He is the author of A LOVER’S QUARREL, a collection of essays on Canadian poetry, and the editor of THE NEW CANON: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CANADIAN POETRY. His last poetry collection, THIS WAY OUT (2009), was nominated for a Governor-General Award for Poetry. He is the 2012 editor of The Best Canadian Poetry in English and his new book of literary criticism, LAZY BASTARDISM, was released in Fall 2012. He lives in Montreal, where he is poetry editor for Vehicule Press and senior editor for Reader’s Digest Canada.