Last reading of 2015! Monday, December 7

Join the Rowers team at the Central on Monday, December 7 for a spectacular evening of poetry and prose featuring Jonathan Ball, Farzana Doctor, Pearl Pirie and Emily Pohl-Weary.

Remember we are an early evening event! Doors open at the Central at 5:30 pm. Readings begin at 6:30pm sharp, evening ends at 8:15pm.

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.

Jonathan BallJonathan Ball teaches English, film and writing at universities in Winnipeg. He is the author of several books, including the poetry collections, Ex Machina, Clockfire (shortlisted for a Manitoba Book Award), and The Politics of Knives, which won the 2013 Aqua Books Lansdowne Prize for Poetry. In 2014, he won a Manitoba Book Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer.


Farzana DoctorFarzana Doctor is the author of Stealing Nasreen and Six Metres of Pavement, which won the 2012 Lambda Literary Award and was short-listed for the Toronto Book Award. Her third novel, All Inclusive, was released in fall of 2015. Farzana is one of CBC Books’ “Ten Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read Now” and the recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Grant.


Pearl PiriePearl Pirie’s most poetry recent collection the pet radish, shrunken was published by BookThug in March, 2015. Author of been shed bore (Chaudiere Books, 2010) and Thirsts (Snare, 2011), which won the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Pirie has over a dozen chapbooks, including Writing Sparks (phafours, 2015). She is the host of Literary Landscape on CKCUfm.com and organized Ottawa’s Tree Seed Workshops 2009-2014.


Emily P-WEmily Pohl-Weary is an award-winning author, editor, arts educator, and academic. She is the author of several books, including the novels A Girl Like Sugar and Strange Times at Western High; the young adult novel Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl; the poetry collections Iron-on Constellations and Ghost Sick; and the biography Better to Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merril, which won a Hugo Award for Best Related Book.

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