November 1st reading

Join the Rowers Reading Series on Tuesday, November 1 for a wonderful evening of poetry and prose featuring Christopher Canniff, Cherie Dimaline, Shane Joseph and Stan Rogal.

Note: we are an early evening event. Doors open at Supermarket at 6:30 pm, readings beging at 7pm sharp and evening ends at 8:30pm. Admission is free and we pass a hat for a voluntary donations.

Accessiblity: Supermarket just obtained a ramp for out front (although usage is to be confirmed) which can take up to 600 lbs. There are 3 steps. Washrooms are not fully accessible, although they can work for some. Closest accesible transit are the new Spadina streetcars. There is a Green Parking lot on Bellevue, which has some accesible parking spots and very limited parking on Augusta Avenue.

Rowers acknowledges financial assistance from The Ontario Arts Council, The Canada Council for the Arts, The Toronto Arts Council, The League of Canadian Poets, The Writers’ Union of Canada.

christopher-canniffChristopher Canniff is the author of Abundance of the Infinite (Quattro Books, 2012) and Poor Man’s Galapagos (Blue Denim Press, 2015). He shortlisted for the 2010 Matrix Litpop Awards for fiction, won a short novel contest with LWOT Magazine, and he was also shortlisted for the 2012 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest with Quattro Books. He lives with his wife and family in Windsor, ON.



cherie-dCherie Dimaline is an author and editor from the Georgian Bay Métis community. Her short story collection A Gentle Habit is her most recent title. Her first book, Red Rooms, (Theytus Books, 2007) won Fiction Book of the Year from the Anskohk Aboriginal Book Awards. Her novel, The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy (Theytus Books, 2013), was shortlisted for the 2014 Burt Award. Cherie currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she coordinates the annual Indigenous Writers’ Gathering.



shane-josephShane Joseph is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories, and was the winner of the best fantasy novel award at the Canadian Christian Writing Awards in 2010. His short fiction has appeared in various international literary journals and anthologies. His latest novel, In the Shadow of the Conquistador, was released in November 2015.


stan-rogalStan Rogal has published numerous novels, story collections and poetry collections, including his most recent novel Dog the Moon (Insomniac Press, 2016). His poetry collection Love’s Not the Way To (BookLand, 2013) was shortlisted for a ReLit Award, and his work has appeared in various anthologies and literary magazines in Canada, the US and Europe. He lives in Toronto.

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