Join the Rowers team on April 4! Note the different day. Our start time is 7pm. Readings begin at 7:15pm. Glad Day Bookshop’s entrance is wheelchair accessible. The washroom is partially accessible. The nearest TTC subway station is Wellesley and street parking is available.
Rowers acknowledges financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Toronto Arts Council, The League of Canadian Poets, The Writers’ Union of Canada.
Veena Gokhale, an immigrant shape shifter, started her career as a journalist in Bombay. This “tough, tantalizing” city inspired Bombay Wali and other stories, published by Guernica Editions in 2013. Veena came to Canada on a fellowship, returning to do a Masters. After immigrating, she worked for non-profits. Her new novel, Land for Fatimah, is partly inspired by the two years she spent working in Tanzania. Veena has published fiction and poetry in anthologies and literary magazines and received writing grants. She lives in Montreal.
James Lindsay is the author of the poetry collection, Our Inland Sea, and the chapbook, Ekphrasis! Ekphrasis! He is the founder of Pleasence Records, a Toronto-based record label and interviews poets about poetry for Open Book.
Ele Pawelski managed human rights projects in Kabul, Afghanistan, and other danger-pay-locales for a decade before returning home to Toronto. She has published stories in the Nashwaak Review and The Globe and Mail. She still keeps a bag packed for spontaneous trips. The Finest Supermarket in Kabul is her first book.
Kate Sutherland was born in Scotland, grew up in Saskatchewan, and now lives in Toronto, where she is a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School. She is the author of two collections of short stories: Summer Reading (winner of a Saskatchewan Book Award for Best First Book) and All In Together Girls. How to Draw a Rhinoceros, Sutherland’s first book of poems, was published Book*hug in the fall of 2016.