Next reading is on February 4th

Join the Rowers team on Tuesday, February 4 for a fabulous evening of poetry and prose featuring Kern Carter, Paola Ferrante, Victoria Hetherington, and Tehmina Khan (see bios below).

Note: Start time 6:45pm, readings begin at 7pm, evening ends at 8:30pm. 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.


Kern Carter is the creator of CRY Magazine. He is the author of two books, Thoughts of a Fractured Soul, which is featured on several high school curriculums, and Beauty Scars. He has written for the Huffington Post, Canadian Parent, Essence Magazine, and other several other publications.




Paola Ferrante’s debut poetry collection, What to Wear When Surviving A Lion Attack, was published Spring 2019 by Mansfield Press. Her work has appeared in Grain, The Puritan, The Fiddlehead, CV2, and elsewhere. She won The New Quarterly‘s 2019 Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award and Room‘s 2018 prize for Fiction. She is the Poetry Editor at Minola Review and resides in Toronto, Canada.



Victoria Hetherington’s debut novel Mooncalves (Now or Never Publishing, 2019) has been called a “a stunning debut,” (The Globe and Mail) “A stylish puzzle of a story, both singular and absorbing…. with family resembles to other Canadians, specifically the novels of Lynn Crosbie and the body-horror films of early David Cronenberg” (The Toronto Star) and named alongside Netflix’s Wild Wild Country and Claudia Dey’s Heatbreakers as a current cult narrative “filling a particular, and dark, societal need” (Quill and Quire). Victoria lives in Toronto.



Tehmina Khan has her home in Toronto, where she lives with her husband, two children, and their dog, Luna. Mawenzi House published her collection of short stories, Things She Could Never Have, in the fall of 2017. She is currently working on retelling seven stories from 1001 Nights. Her writing has appeared in The Blue Minaret, ShedoestheCity, and The /temz/ Review.