Season closer June 12!

Join us on June 12 for our last reading of the season! Doors open at 7:15 pm and the readings begin at 7:30pm. Glad Day Bookshop’s entrance (499 Church Street) 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.

charles smith by Bia Rohdecharles c. smith is a poet, playwright and essayist who has written and edited twelve books. He studied poetry and drama with William Packard, editor of the New York Quarterly Magazine, at New York University and Herbert Berghof Studios. He also studied drama at the Frank Silvera Writers’ Workshop in Harlem. He won second prize for his play Last Days for the Desperate from Black Theatre Canada, has edited three collections of poetry, has four published books of poetry, and his poetry has appeared in numerous journals and magazines.


StanleyFStanley Fefferman has recently published two collections of poems: new and selected poems (1978-2016) entitled Home Was Elsewhere (Quattro Books2017), and The Heart of All Music: Poems about Musicians and their Music (Aeolus House, 2018). He has taught creative writing in the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Colorado, and at York University where he is Professor Emeritus.


CoraSireCora Siré is the author of three books including the poetry collection, Signs of Subversive Innocents. Her novel, Behold Things Beautiful, was a 2017 finalist for the Quebec Writers’ Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. The Other Oscar was shortlisted for Quattro Books’ Ken Klonsky Novella Contest in 2015. Her work has appeared in Arc Poetry, Literary Review of Canada, The Puritan, Geist, carte blanche and Montréal Serai as well as in numerous anthologies such as The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2009 (Tightrope Books). She lives in Montreal. For details, please visit her website http://www.quena.ca.


HeatherSpearsCanadian writer and artist Heather Spears was educated at UBC, The Vancouver School of Art and the University of Copenhagen. She has lived in Denmark since 1962. She has held over 75 solo exhibitions and published 11 collections of poetry and 5 novels. Her latest poetry collection is I can still draw (2008) and her 2012 book, The Creative Eye is the first of a series on visual perception. She has illustrated numerous books and articles; and also draws courtroom, dance, theatre and childbirth. Specializing in drawing children, in particular premature and other threatened infants, she travels widely and has drawn in hospitals in the Middle East, Europe and America.


Kurt Zubatiuk picKurt Zubatiuk is a poet, psychotherapist, Mediaeval fencer and fantasy writer. His work has appeared in several anthologies including I Found it at The Movies, Gods, Memes and Monsters and the forthcoming Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology.

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