November 2 readers revealed

Join the Rowers team on Monday, Nov 2 for a wonderful evening of poetry and prose featuring Dennis E. Bolen, Dayle Furlong, Elena Johnson, Sabrina Ramnanan. (see bios below).

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.

DennisBolenIn a writing career spanning three decades, Dennis E. Bolen published five novels and two collections of short fiction. He holds an MFA in creative writing and taught for two years at the University of British Columbia. As an editor for sub-TERRAIN magazine, part-time editorial writer for The Vancouver Sun, freelance literature critic for numerous publications and enthusiastic booster of several poetry reading series, Mr. Bolen’s arts advocacy is widely known. His first book of poems, Black Liquor, was published in September 2013.


Dayle FurlongDayle Furlong is the author of the novel Saltwater Cowboys and a collection of poetry entitled Open Slowly. Her short-fiction has appeared in journals in Canada and the US and has been awarded an Award of Merit from the international literary competition, Summer Literary Seminars. She has worked for over fifteen years in arts management and publishing as a publicist, communications manager and grant-writer. She is currently working on a collection of short-fiction and a novel.


Elena JohnsonElena Johnson’s first book of poetry, Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra (Gaspereau Press, 2015), was written at a remote ecology research station in the Yukon’s Ruby Range. She has been a finalist for the CBC Literary Awards and the Alfred G. Bailey Poetry Prize. Her work is featured in Lemon Hound’s New Vancouver Poets folio and has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Fiddlehead, ARC and Best Canadian Poetry in English 2015. She lives in Vancouver.

Sabrina RamnananSabrina Ramnanan was born in Toronto to Trinidadian parents. She completed her B.A. in English and B.Ed at the University of Toronto. In addition, Sabrina is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Education Creative Writing Program and the recipient of the 2012 Marina Nemat award. Her work has appeared in Diaspora Dialogues, Cerulean Rain, Writing in the Margins, The Caribbean Writer and Joyland. Nothing Like Love is her debut novel.

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