June is jumping at the Rowers series! Join us on Monday, June 1 for a stellar evening of poetry and pose featuring Suzanne Alyssa Andrew, Ian Burgham, Megan Fernandes & Niki Koulouris.
AND AS IF ONE JUNE READING ISN’T EXCITING ENOUGH, WE’RE ALSO PLANNING A DIRECTORS’ READING SO YOU CAN HEAR FROM YOUR HOSTS ON JUNE 8TH – SAVE THE DATE AND STAY TUNED. THANKS!
Here’s the usual fine print:
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.
And the bios:
Suzanne Alyssa Andrew is the author of the novel Circle of Stones. She’s also a story director and writer for digital media, the guest associate editor for Taddle Creek magazine and a bass player in an indie rock band. Originally from Vancouver Island, she now lives and writes in Toronto. suzanneandrew.com
Ian Burgham, winner of the Queen’s Well-versed Award and Nominee for the ReLit Award, spent many years in Scotland where he both wrote and edited poetry. Later he became publisher of many well-known poets such as Iain Crichton Smith, Sorley MacLean and Andrew Greig. During this time he attended the University of Edinburgh where he studied the nature of poetic process and the writings of William Blake. He is the author of five collections of poetry. Burgham has performed his work in many poetry venues, published in over twenty-five literary and poetry journals in Canada, the UK and Australia, and toured Great Britain reading at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at Canada House in London. His newest work, Midnight, has just been launched by Quattro Books this year. He will be touring the UK this October with poets Steven Heighton, spoken word poet Mike Garry and Catherine Graham with poetry readings slated for London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stratford.
Canadian-American author Megan Fernandes is the poetry editor of the anthology Strangers in Paris and the author of two poetry chapbooks: Organ Speech (Corrupt Press) and Some Citrus Makes Me Blue (Dancing Girl Press). Her work has been published or is forthcoming with Black Lawrence Press, the Boston Review, Rattle, Guernica, Memorious, and Redivider, among others. She earned her PhD in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her MFA in poetry from Boston University. Currently, she is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Concordia University in Montreal. The Kingdom and After is her first full collection of poetry.
Niki Koulouris was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her poetry and prose has appeared in The Cortland Review, Space, Metro Magazine, Subtext Magazine and The Age. A beer enthusiast, she has been known to start spontaneous lists on napkins of her top India Pale Ales. Niki lives in Toronto. Shortlisted for the 2014 Wesley Michel Wright Prize and the ReLit Award, The sea with no one in it is her first book.