Rowers February 1st

Join the Rowers team for our fantastic February event featuring Danila Botha, Edward Nixon, David O’Meara & Jeffrey Round. (see bios below).

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.


Danila Botha
was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She studied Creative Writing at York University and at Humber College for Writers. Her critically-acclaimed debut collection, Got No Secrets, was published in Canada in 2010 and in South Africa in 2011. Her first novel, Too Much On The Inside was published by Quattro Books in spring 2015. She lives in Toronto with her husband Micah, and their son Lev.


david_omearaDavid O’Meara is the author of four collections of poetry. His most recent book, A Pretty Sight (Coach House Books, 2013), won the 2014 Ottawa Book Award.





edward_nixonEdward Nixon was born and grew up in British Columbia and has lived in Toronto since 1984. He has had poems published in several journals and is the author four poetry chapbooks. Guernica Editions published his first full collection, In The Fissures of Our Throats in fall 2014. Edward was the host and curator of the monthly Toronto reading series Livewords.



jeffrey_roundJeffrey Round is an award-winning writer, director, and playwright. He is the author of several books including the Lambda Award-winning Lake on the Mountain and the 2015 ReLit Award-nominated poetry collection, In the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci. He founded a multimedia theater company, Best Boys Productions, and the Church-Wellesley Review, Canada’s first print journal for LGBT creative writing. He lives in Toronto.

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