November kicks off with four fab readers at Supermarket! A Rowers’ welcome to Marianne Apostolides, Michelle Elrick, Julia McCarthy, and Clea Roberts.
As usual, Supermarket’s back room doors open at 6:30 pm, readings begin at 7:00 pm sharp and the evening ends at 8:30 pm. Admission is free and we pass a hat for voluntary donations.
Here are the bios:
Marianne Apostolides is the author of six books, three of which have been translated. Her latest book, Deep Salt Water, is surrealistic memoir about loss, abortion, and the oceans; her previous work of non-fiction, Voluptuous Pleasure: The Truth about the Writing Life, was listed among the ‘Top 100 Books of 2012’ by Toronto’s Globe & Mail. She is a recipient of the Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and the 2017 K.M. Hunter Award winner.
Michelle Elrick is the author of To Speak (The Muses’ Company, 2010). Her poetry has appeared in Contemporary Verse 2, Event, Poetry Is Dead and on CBC television and she was a finalist in the CBC Poetry Prize in 2015. then/again (Nightwood Editions) is Elrick’s second collection of poetry. She lives and writes in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Julia McCarthy is originally from Toronto, ON. She spent a decade living in the U.S., most notably in Alaska and Georgia. She also lived in Norway and spent significant time in South Africa before returning to Canada and settling in rural Nova Scotia where she worked as a potter to support her poetry habit. She is the author of two previous poetry collections: Stormthrower (Wolsak and Wynn, 2002) and Return from Erebus (Brick Books, 2010), the latter of which received the Canadian Authors Association Poetry Award. Her 2017 collection, All the Names Between, is a finalist for the Governor-General’s Award.
Clea Roberts lives on the outskirts of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Her debut collection of poems, Here Is Where We Disembark (Freehand Books, 2010), was a finalist for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award, was nominated for the ReLit Award, and was translated into German and Japanese. Her second collection, Auguries, was released with Brick Book in 2017. Clea’s poems have been published in journals and anthologies in Canada, Europe, the United States, and Australia. She facilitates a workshop on poetry and grief through Hospice Yukon and is the Artistic Director of the Kicksled Reading Series.