See you on February 2 at the Central


Join the Rowers team at the Central for our fabulous February prose and poetry event, featuring Sara Heinonen, Bruce Meyer, Janet Turpin Myers and Kathy Page (see bios below).

Doors open 6:30pm, readings start at 6:50pm sharp. Evening ends at 8:45pm.

We gratefully acknowledge financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, The Writers’ Union of Canada, The League of Canadian Poets.

HeinonenSara Heinonen is the author of Dear Leaves, I Miss You All, a collection of short stories published by Mansfield Press in 2013 and “longshortlisted” for the 2014 ReLit Awards. Her fiction has appeared in Grain, Event, The Fiddlehead, Taddle Creek, This Magazine, The New Quarterly and The Dalhousie Review. She is working on new short fiction, a quasi-memoir piece on growing up in Scarborough, and a novel. In addition to writing, Sara works as a landscape architect in Toronto.


MeyerBruce Meyer is author of numerous books of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, pedagogy, and literary journalism. His broadcasts on The Great Books became the CBC’s bestselling spoken-word audio series, and evolved into the national bestseller, The Golden Thread: A Reader’s Journey Through the Great Books. He is professor of English at Georgian College, and teaches for Laurentian University, Victoria College in the University of Toronto, and St. Michael’s College Continuing Education Program. He was the inaugural Poet Laureate of the City of Barrie.


MyersJanet Turpin Myers is a Canadian novelist and poet. She was born in Montreal and grew up in Burlington, Ontario. Her début novel, Nightswimming, published by Seraphim Editions, was released September 2013 and is short-listed for the 2014 Hamilton Literary Awards, Fiction prize. Her second novel, The Last Year of Confusion, will be released in Spring 2015 (Seraphim Editions)


PageKathy Page is the author of seven novels, including Alphabet (a Governor General’s Award finalist in 2005), The Story of My Face (longlisted for the Orange Prize in 2002), and The Find (shorlisted for the ReLit Award in 2011), as well as many short stories, previously collected in As In Music. She recently co-edited In the Flesh (2012), a collection of personal essays about the human body, and has written for television and radio. Born in the UK, Kathy has lived on Salt Spring Island since 2001. Alphabet was reissued by Biblioasis in Fall 2014.

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