October 3rd: First fall readers

It’s a fresh new fall season at Rowers and we’re hoping you can join us for a great lineup at Supermarket in Kensington Market, featuring Nathan Adler, Joanne Arnott, Christopher Levenson and Allan Weiss.

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:

adlerNathan Adler is the author of Wrist, an Indigenous monster story written from the monster’s perspective (Kegedonce Press). He is a writer and artist who works in many different mediums, including audio and video, drawing and painting, as well as glass. He is Anishinaabe and Jewish, a member of Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation, and a MFA candidate for Creative Writing from UBC. Nathan was awarded a REVEAL Indigenous Art Award in the spring of 2017.


arnottJoanne Arnott is a Métis writer and arts activist, originally from Manitoba, at home on the west coast. Her first book, Wiles of Girlhood, won the Gerald Lampert Award in 1992 and her most recent book, Halfling spring: an internet romance, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. A grand multipara, a mentor, editor, and blogger, Joanne is currently the poetry editor for EVENT Magazine.

 

 


levensonChristopher Levenson, who taught English literature and Creative Writing at Carleton University, Ottawa until his retirement in 1999, and was co-founder and first editor of Arc magazine, is the author of ten books of poetry, most recently A Tattered Coat upon a Stick (Quattro Books, Toronto, 2017). His previous book, Night Vision, was short-listed for the Governor General’s Award for poetry in 2014.  Since 2007 he has lived in Vancouver where he helped revive and run the Dead Poets Reading Series.


weissAllan Weiss was born in Montreal and lives in Toronto, where he teaches English and Humanities at York University. He is the author of two fiction books, Making the Rounds and Living Room, as well as several nonfiction books. He is the Chair of the Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy, and edited a volume of proceedings of that conference, The Canadian Fantastic in Focus.

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