It’s November: join us at Glad Day Bookshop on the 6th for readings by four fabulous authors.
Just a reminder that we start at 6:45pm and readings begin at 7:00pm. 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.
Here are the reader bios:
Stevie Howell is a writer and editor. Stevie’s poetry has appeared in BOAAT, Prairie Schooner, Gigantic Sequins, The Cossack Review, and Prelude. A second collection of poetry, I left nothing inside on purpose, was released this spring by Penguin Random House Canada. She is currently writing a thriller.
NourbeSe Philip is a poet, essayist, novelist, playwright, and former lawyer who lives in Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Guggenheim and Rockefeller (Bellagio) Foundations, and the MacDowell Colony. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Casa de las Americas prize (Cuba). Among her best-known works are: She Tries Her Tongue, Her Silence Softly Breaks, Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence, and Zong!, a genrebreaking poem that engages with ideas of the law, history, and memory relating to the transatlantic slave trade.
Pratap Reddy moved to Canada from India in 2002. He is an underwriter by day and a writer by night. He writes about the agonies and angst (on occasion the ecstasies) of immigrants. His collection Weather Permitting & Other Stories was published in 2016. His first novel Ramya’s Treasure was published in September 2018 by Guernica. He has attended a creative writing program from the Humber School of Writers. He has a received the “Best Emerging Literary Artist” award from the Mississauga Arts Council. He was selected for the longform mentorship program of Diaspora Dialogues.
Born in Winnipeg and raised in Toronto, Karen Smythe currently lives in Guelph, Ontario. In addition to This Side of Sad, named a Best Book of 2017 by the Writers’ Trust of Canada, she is the author of a story collection, Stubborn Bones, and the ground-breaking study Figuring Grief: Gallant, Munro, and the Poetics of Elegy. Karen holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, and her MA and PhD degrees are from the University of Toronto. She has been a professor of Canadian Literature, a university registrar, and a senior policy analyst, and she now writes full time in her backyard shed. You can find Karen on Facebook and Twitter (@karensmythe2 and on her website www.karensmythe.weebly.com