Our December 5th reading features Michael Fraser, Chris Gilmore, Anne McDonald and Ursula Pflug! As usual, Supermarket’s back room doors open at 6:30 pm, readings begin at 7:00 pm sharp and the evening ends at 8:30 pm. Admission is free and we pass a hat for voluntary donations.
Michael Fraser is a Toronto high school teacher, poet, and writer. He has been published in various national and international journals and anthologies, including The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2013. His manuscript, The Serenity of Stone, won the 2007 Canadian Aid Literary Award Contest and was published in 2008 by Bookland Press. He won the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize and was also the winner of FreeFall’s 2014 and 2015 poetry contests. His second poetry collection, To Greet Yourself Arriving, was released by Tightrope Books in 2016.
Chris Gilmore has published stories, essays, and reviews in several periodicals, including The New Quarterly, Matrix, and The Puritan. He has a Master’s in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Toronto and was recently nominated for the Journey Prize. He lives and works in Toronto. Nobodies (Now or Never Publishing) is his first collection of short fiction.
Anne McDonald is an award-winning author. Her novel To the Edge of the Sea won the Saskatchewan First Book Award. Her play Lullabies and Cautions was showcased at the 2016 Spring Festival of New Plays, and her most recent book is Miss Confederation. Her work has appeared in literary journals, Canada’s History, and on CBC Radio. Anne teaches theatre and creative writing. She lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Ursula Pflug is the award-winning author of the novels Green Music, The Alphabet Stones, the flash-fiction novel, Motion Sickness (illustrated by SK Dyment), the story collections After the Fires and Harvesting the Moon, and the young adult novel, Mountain. She edited the anthologies They Have To Take You In and Playground of Lost Toys (with Colleen Anderson). She has been shortlisted or nominated for the Sunburst Award, the Aurora Award, the Pushcart Prize, the 3-Day Novel Contest, the Descant Novella Award, the KM Hunter Award, and the ReLit Award among others. She lives in Norwood, Ontario.