Welcome to October, friends of Rowers! Join us at Glad Day Bookshop on October 2nd 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:
David Demchuk has been writing for print, stage, digital and other media for nearly 40 years. His debut horror novel The Bone Mother, published in 2017 by ChiZine Publications, was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Amazon First Novel Award and a Shirley Jackson Award in the Best Novel category. It was longlisted for the Toronto Book Award and shortlisted for the Sunburst Award in the Adult Fiction category. It was listed in the Globe and Mail‘s 100 best books of 2017.
Meaghan Strimas is the author of three poetry collections, Junkman’s Daughter, A Good Time Had By All, and Yes or Nope, which was awarded the Trillium Book Award for Poetry in 2017. Strimas is also the editor of The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen. She is a professor in the Department of English at Humber College, and the editor of the Humber Literary Review. Strimas is at work on a novel and her fourth book of poems, and she is co-editor, with Priscila Uppal, of Another Dysfunctional Cancer Poem Anthology, which will be published in the fall of 2018. She lives in Toronto with her family.
Drew Hayden Taylor is an award-winning playwright, novelist, scriptwriter and journalist. He was born and raised on the Curve Lake First Nation in Central Ontario. Taylor has authored nearly thirty books, including Motorcycles & Sweetgrass and Take Us to Your Chief: And Other Stories. He also edited Me Funny, Me Sexy and Me Artsy, and has been nominated for two Governor General’s Awards.
Myna Wallin is an author and editor living in Toronto. She is the author of a novel, Confessions of a Reluctant Cougar and two volume of poetry, A Thousand Profane Pieces and Anatomy of an Injury. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies including Contemporary Verse 2, Literary Review of Canada, 50+ Poems about Gordon Lightfoot, and Where the Nights are Twice as Long: Love Letters of Canadian Poets.