Start your New Year right with magnificent readings by:
Liam Card, Lillian Necakov Avalos, Kamal Al-Solaylee & Bianca Lakoseljac!
Wednesday, January 9, 7pm-8:30pm, with writers’ networking at 6:30pm (facilitated by May Lui). Our special guest is Matt Adams from Between the Lines.
Full of Beans Cafe, 1348 Dundas Street West, Toronto
PWYC (suggested $3-$5). Q&A. Books and treats available for sale. Everyone welcome.
Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.
Bianca Lakoseljac is the author of: Summer of the Dancing Bear, a novel about the rite of passage of a fourteen year old girl befriended by a gypsy clan; Bridge in the Rain, a collection of stories linked by an inscription on a bench in Toronto’s High Park; and Memoirs of a Praying Mantis, a collection of poetry. She has judged national contests for the Writers Union of Canada and Canadian Authors Association, among others. Bianca taught communications at Ryerson University and Humber College and is Past President of the Canadian Authors Association, Toronto branch.
Liam Card was born and raised in Paisley, Ontario. In both 1998 and 1999, Liam was a member of the Canadian National Jr. Track & Field Team. While on a full track scholarship at both universities, Liam studied creative writing at the University of Iowa, and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, graduating with a BA in Communication Studies from UNC. Liam lives in Toronto with his wife Kelda and daughter, Elodie.
Lillian Necakov has been writing and publishing for over 30 years. She is the author of Sickbed of Dogs, Wolsak and Wynn, 1989, Polaroids, Coach House Books, 1997, Hat Trick, Exile Editions, 1998, The Bone Broker, Mansfield Press, 2007 and Hooligans, Mansfield Press 2011. During the 80’s she sold her books on the streets of Toronto. Lillian runs the Boneshaker Reading Series.
Kamal Al-Solaylee, an assistant professor and undergraduate program director at the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, was previously a distinguished writer at Canada’s national newspaper The Globe and Mail. Al-Solaylee also worked at Report on Business magazine and has written features and reviews for the Toronto Star, National Post, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Chatelaine, EYE WEEKLY, Literary Review of Canada and ELLE Canada. Al-Solaylee holds a PhD from the University of Nottingham and has taught at the University of Waterloo and York University. Al-Solaylee lives in Toronto.