Brockton Writers Series presents readings by:
Rocco de Giacomo
Special note: As we adapt with current social distancing regulations, we’re happy to announce our event will be hosted in-person at the Glad Day Bookshop, located at 499 Church St., Toronto. We will also live stream the event on the Brockton Writers Series YouTube channel! The event starts at 6:30 p.m.
The reading is PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and features a Q&A with the writers afterward. Books are available for sale.
If you’d like to donate, please do so here.
Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.
We are also planning to have ASL Interpreters at our May event!
“Pushing Through to the Authentic You: Reading & Performance Tips” by Jennifer Alicia
Jennifer Alicia (they/she) is a queer Mi’kmaw/Settler (German/Irish/Scottish) multi-disciplinary artist originally from Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk. Her work has been featured in CBC Arts, NOW Magazine, and Canthius Magazine. Jennifer Alicia recently co-edited The Condor and the Eagle Meet, an Indigenous poetry anthology.
self portrait. September 3, 2021
Hannah Amdemichael (she/her) resides in Tkaronto living her life one day at a time. With a bit of courage, a bit of wonder at what could be, and tongue tied on what currently is, she offers snapshots of thoughts recorded and words spoken.
Cleopatria Peterson is a black non-binary trans multidisciplinary artist that writes, printmakes, illustrates and more. They graduated from Toronto Metropolitan University’s Fashion Communication program and are the medal winner for Cross-Disciplinary Arts: Publications at OCAD. Their work focuses on themes of nature, humour, identity, and above all things, love. Their chapbook What We Call Home was shortlisted for the BpNichol chapbook award.
Rocco de Giacomo lives in Toronto with his wife, Lisa Keophila, a fabric artist, and his daughters, Ava and Matilda. He is a widely published poet whose work has appeared in literary journals in Canada, Australia, England, Hong Kong, and the US. The author of numerous poetry chapbooks and full-length collections, his latest, Casting Out (Guernica Editions) — on the reconciliation of the author’s secular lifestyle and his deeply Evangelical upbringing — was published in April of 2023.
Margaret Nowaczyk is a clinical geneticist and a writer. She is a professor of pathology and molecular medicine and pediatrics at McMaster University. Her writing has appeared in numerous Canadian and American literary magazines. Her memoir Chasing Zebras was published by Wolsak&Wynn in 2021 and won the 2022 Sarton Award for Memoir. Her as yet untitled collection of essays is forthcoming in spring 2024. She lives in Hamilton with her husband, a foundling cat, and a rescue greyhound, her two sons having flown the coop.
IG: Margaret Nowaczyk