We’re back! October 5th at the Central

Join the Rowers team for the opening night of our fall 2015 season with our stellar features: Grant Buday, Christine Fischer Guy, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Chad Norman.

Doors open 6:00pm, readings start at 6:30pm sharp. Evening ends at 8:15 pm.

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.

Here are our readers:

Buday by SnelgroveGrant Buday has published 9 books including the novels The Delusionist, Dragonflies, White Lung, Sack of Teeth, and Rootbound, the memoir Stranger on a Strange Island (from Main Street to Mayne Island), and the travel memoir, Golden Goa. Grant’s articles and essays have been published in Canadian magazines and quarterlies across the country, and his short fiction has appeared in The Journey Prize Anthology and Best Canadian Short Stories. While he has travelled extensively throughout the world he currently lives on Mayne Island, British Columbia, with his wife and son, where he manages a recycling depot.

christine fg by DRenelliChristine Fischer Guy’s fiction has appeared in journals across Canada and has been nominated for the Writer’s Trust of Canada/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. Her debut novel, The Umbrella Mender, was published in September 2014. She’s a fiction critic for the Globe and Mail, contributes to The Millions, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and Ryeberg, and teaches creative writing at the School for Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto. She is also an award-winning journalist. She has lived and worked in London, England, and now lives in Toronto.

kathrynkuitenbrouwerKathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the author of the novels All the Broken Things (nominated for the Toronto Book Award), Perfecting and The Nettle Spinner and the short story collection Way Up. Her short work has been published in Granta, The Walrus, and Storyville where she won the inaugural Sidney Prize for fiction. Kathryn has taught creative writing through the University of Toronto, The New York Times Knowledge Network, and the University of Guelph, where she is Associate Faculty for the MFA program. She is pursuing a PhD in English Literature at the University of Toronto.


c normanChad Norman is the author of fifteen books of poetry, and his work has appeared in numerous publications across the globe. He is the recipient of the BC Writers’ Poetry Award and the Gwendolyn MacEwan Memorial Award. In Fall 2015, he plans to share poems from his Black Moss Press collection, Learning To Settle Down, as well as his 2013 collection, Masstown. His reading tour is called, Live The Reading Life #2, a celebration of literacy and Canadian Poetry.


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