Past Readers

Here are the readers we have hosted on the Rowers’ stage in past seasons:

2015/16 Season

Grant Buday, Christine Fischer Guy, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Chad Norman, Dennis E. Bolen, Dayle Furlong, Elena Johnson, Farzana Doctor, Pearl Pirie, Emily Pohl-Weary, Jonathan Ball, Clara Blackwood, Sonia Di Placido, Richard Scarsbrook, Ron Schafrick, Danila Botha, Edward Nixon, Jeffrey Round, Gary Barwin, Shauntay Grant, Elizabeth Ross, Carrie Snyder, Lori Cayer, Lenore Keeshig, Lisa di Nikolits, Max Layton, Priscila Uppal, Kevin Hardcastle, Tasneem Jamal, Larissa Lai, Máire T. Robinson, Shane Rhodes, Jessica Taylor, Dietrich Kalteis, Daniel Perry

2014/15 Season
John Barton, Binnie Brennan, Margaret Sweatman, Mark Sampson, Peter Dube, dee Hobsbawn-Smith, angela rawlings, Ray Robertson, Stevie Howell, Sonnet L’Abbé, Kateri Lanthier, Ricardo Sternberg, Ava Homa, Jerry Levy, Carrianne Leung, Lee Maracle, Blaise Moritz, Sara Heinonen, Bruce Meyer, Janet Turpin Myers, Kathy Page, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, George Murray, Waubgeshig Rice, Kathleen Winter, Elizabeth Bachinsky, M.A.C. Farrant, Marc di Saverio, Sam Cheuk, Michael Crummey, Patrick Friesen, Amber McMillan, Paul Vermeersch, Suzanne Alyssa Andrew, Ian Burgham, Megan Fernandes, Niki  Koulouris.

2013/14 Season
Ian Williams, Lois Lorimer, Ayelet Tsabari, John Steffler, Pamela Mordecai, Hal Niedzviecki, Barbara Fradkin, Sean Johnson, Jan Conn, Jessica Hiemstra, Jacob McArthur Mooney, Jason Guriel, Nik Beat, Susie Petersiel Berg, Helen Marshall, Jane Sillcott, Terri Favro, Kelli Deeth, Patricia Westerhof, Darren Bifford, Michael Rowe, Greg “Ritallin” Frankson, Angie Abdou, David Silverberg, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Lynn Davies, Trevor Cole, Tony Burgess, Aaron Giovannone, Ronna Bloom, Lisa Moore, Don McKay, Phlip Arima, Aisha Sasha John, Erin Mouré, Renée Sarojini Saklikar, Adam Pottle. Plus “mini feature” Banoo Zan.

2012/13 Season
James Arthur, Judy Fong Bates, Linda Bessner, Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, Stephanie Bolster, Andrew J. Borkowski, Allan Briesmaster, Dani Couture, Farzana Doctor, Peter Dubé, Kirsty Elliot, Sky Gilbert, Sue Goyette, Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, Anita Lahey, Michael Lista, Laura Lush, Rabindranath Maharaj, Hannah Moscovitch, Nyla Matuk, Jim Nason, Steve Noyes, Grace O’Connell, Stan Rogal, Richard Scarsbrook, Susan Evans Shaw, Carmine Starnino, Todd Swift, Barry Webster, Elizabeth Zetlin (Plus “mini features/guest mics” Ken Murray & Bill Zaget and special event guests Ian Burgham, David Clink and Ned Hagerman).

2011/12 Season
Karen Connelly, Barry Dempster, Glen Downie, Marilyn Dumont, Michael Fraser, John Giorno, Julie Cameron Gray, Sheila Heti, Jim Johnstone, Sandra Lambert, Matt Lennox, Brendan McLeod, Alexander MacLeod, Jane Munro, Alison Pick, Ruth Roach Pierson, Robert Priest, Andrew Pyper, Rebecca Rosenblum, Adam Seelig, David Seymour, E. Russell Smith, Russell Smith, Adam Sol, Heather Spears, Dane Swan, Jessica Westhead, Carleton Wilson.

2010/11 Season
Leanne Averbach, George Bowering, George Elliott Clarke, Kildare Dobbs, Catherine Graham, Adrienne Gruber, Steven Heighton, Ray Hsu, Maureen Hynes, Ibi Kaslik, Lauren Kirshner, Shaena Lambert, Alexandra Leggat, Michael Lista, Pasha Malla, David McGimpsey, Roy Miki, A.F. Moritz, Jim Nason, Catherine Owen, Molly Peacock, Ray Robertson, Anne Simpson, Carolyn Smart, Cordelia Strube, Susan Swan, Drew Hayden Taylor, Russell Thornton, Daniel Scott Tysdal.

2009/10 Season
Lillian Allen, Ronna Bloom, Christian Bök, Di Brandt, Austin Clarke, Anne Compton, Lorna Crozier, David Day, Kelli Deeth, Carla Drysdale, Rudy Fearon, Dayle Furlong, Susan Glickman, Scott Griffin, Patrick Lane, Sachiko Murakami, Ursula Pflug; John Reibetanz, Rosemary Sullivan, Jacob Scheier, Karen Solie, Mike Spry, Ricardo Sternberg, Moez Surani, John Terpstra, Matthew Tierney, Edo van Belkom, Michael Winter, Heather Wood.

2008/09 Season
Ken Babstock, Edward Brown, Heather Cadsby, Karen Connelly, Kelli Deeth, Barry Dempster, Jeramy Dodds, Claudio Duran, Marian Botsford Fraser, Adam Getty, Katherine Govier, Beatriz Hausner, Steven Heighton, Bill Howell, Sandra Kasturi, Dennis Lee, John B. Lee, Linda Leith, Jeanette Lynes, Bruce Meyer, Gianna Patriarca, Susan Perly, Marilyn Gear Pilling, Andrew Pyper, Nino Ricci, John Stiles, Myna Wallin, Eric Winter, Alyssa York.

2007/08 Season
Jonathan Bennett, Allan Briesmaster, Diana Fitzgerald Bryden, Stephen Cain, George Elliott Clarke, Trevor Cole, Kristen den Hartog, Christopher Doda, Gale Zoë Garnett, Maureen Scott Harris, Lawrence Hill, Carol Malyon, Chandra Mayor, A. F. Moritz, Molly Peacock, Harold Rhenisch, Robert J. Sawyer, Olive Senior, Sarah Sheard, Adam Sol, John Unrau, Priscila Uppal, Jessica Westhead, Carleton Wilson.