Next Merry Reading: December 3rd

Join us as we convene again on Tuesday, December 3rd with three more excellent readers: Alicia Elliot, Giovanna Riccio and Dominik Parisien.

Note: Start time 6:45pm, readings begin at 7pm. 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. Admission is free. A jar is passed for voluntary donations.

alicia elliottAlicia Elliott is a Tuscarora writer living in Brantford, Ontario. She has written for The Globe and Mail, CBC, Hazlitt and many others. She’s had essays nominated for National Magazine Awards for three straight years, winning Gold in 2017, and her short fiction was selected for Best American Short Stories 2018, Best Canadian Stories 2018, and Journey Prize Stories 30. Her first book, A Mind Spread Out On The Ground, was shortlisted for the 2019 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction and is a national bestseller.


giovannaGiovanna Riccio is a graduate of the University of Toronto where she studied philosophy. Her poems have appeared in national and international journals and magazines as well as numerous anthologies. Translations of her poems have been published in Italian, French, and Romanian. She is the author of Vittorio (Lyricalmyrical Press, 2010), Strong Bread (Quattro Books, 2011), and Plastic’s Republic (Guernica Editions, 2019).


dominikDominik Parisien is a writer, editor, and poet. His recent work has appeared in The Fiddlehead, PRISM International, The Humber Literary Review, The Puritan, Riddle Fence, and various other journals, and he is the author of the chapbook We, Old Young Ones (Frog Hollow Press). Dominik is also the co-editor, with Elsa Sjunneson-Henry, of the Hugo Award-winning Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, and of several anthologies with Navah Wolfe, the most recent of which is The Mythic Dream. Dominik is a disabled, bisexual French Canadian. He lives in Toronto.

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