Join the Rowers team for our amazing April event on the 13th, featuring Elizabeth Bachinsky, M.A.C. Farrant, Bruce Meyer and Marc di Saverio (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.
Elizabeth Bachinsky is the author of five collections of poetry: Curio (BookThug, 2005) Home of Sudden Service (Nightwood Editions, 2006), God of Missed Connections (Nightwood, 2009), I Don’t Feel So Good (Bookthug, 2012), and The Hottest Summer in Recorded History (Nightwood Editions, 2013). Her poetry has been adapted for stage and screen and has been nominated for awards including the Pat Lowther Award, The George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature, and the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. She lives in New Westminster, BC.
M.A.C. Farrant is the author of over a dozen works of fiction, non-fiction, essay, and memoir, including The Strange Truth About Us – A Novel of Absence, which was selected as a Globe & Mail Best Book for 2012. Her stage adaptation of My Turquoise Years premiered at Vancouver’s Arts Club Theatre in 2013, and in 2014 she published The World Afloat – Miniatures, which won the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. A full-time writer, she has also taught writing at, among other places, the University of Victoria and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She’s a regular book reviewer for the Vancouver Sun.
Bruce Meyer is a professor of English at Laurentian University and the University of Toronto. He is the author of more than 36 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His broadcasts for CBC Radio One are the network’s best-selling spoken word CD series. He was named one of the 10 best lecturers in TV Ontario’s Big Ideas series in 2010. He lives in Barrie, Ontario and was the city’s inaugural Poet Laureate.
Marc di Saverio hails from Hamilton, Ontario. His poetry and translations have appeared in such outfits as Maisonneuve, Canadian Notes and Queries, and Hazlitt. In 2011, Simply Haiku Magazine named him “one of the top ten world’s finest English language haiku poets.” In 2013, his debut book of poems, Sanatorium Songs, was published to critical acclaim. Forthcoming with Vehicule Press and Frog Hollow Press, respectively, are The Selected Poems of Emile Nelligan, and Crito, an epic poem.