June brings another four fine features: Trevor Cole, Elise Levine, Steven Mayoff, Kevin Spenst. We hope you can join us!
Supermarket’s back room doors open at 6:30 pm, readings begin at 7pm sharp and evening ends at 8:30pm. Admission is free and we pass a hat for a voluntary donations. Here are the bios:
Trevor Cole is an award-winning journalist and novelist. His journalism has garnered him twenty-five National Magazine Award nominations, of which he has won nine. His novels, which include most recently Hope Makes Love, have twice been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, been shortlisted for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book, and won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. HarperCollins released his nonfiction book, The Whisky King, in spring 2017. Cole lives in Toronto.
Elise Levine is the author of the story collection Driving Men Mad, the novel Requests and Dedications, and the new novel from Biblioasis, Blue Field. Her work has also appeared in Blackbird, Ploughshares, The Journey Prize Anthology, and Best Canadian Stories. Originally from Toronto, ON, she now lives in Baltimore, MD, and is Director of the MA in Creative Writing at Johns Hopkins University.
Steven Mayoff was born and raised in Montreal and has been living in Prince Edward Island since 2001. His fiction and poetry have appeared in literary journals across Canada and the US. His story collection, Fatted Calf Blues, won a 2010 PEI Book Award and was praised in the Globe & Mail as showing “a strong imagination at work.” His first novel, Our Lady Of Steerage, was published in 2015.
Kevin Spenst, a Pushcart Poetry nominee, is the author of the poetry collections, Jabbering with Bing Bong and Ignite, and over a dozen chapbooks. He has performed at the Vancouver Fringe Festival and across the country. His work has won the Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry, been nominated for both the Alfred G. Bailey Prize and the Robert Kroetsch Award, and has appeared in dozens of publications including Prairie Fire, CV2, BafterC, Lemon Hound, Poetry is Dead, and the anthology Best Canadian Poetry 2014. He lives and works in Vancouver, B.C. where he’s an enthusiastic participant in a number of writing communities.