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Brockton Writers Series 06.03.13

Kill your winter blahs with fabulous readings and performances by:

Banoo Zan, Sunny Drake, Loren Edizel and Jim Bartley!

Wednesday, March 6, 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Networking  begins at 6:30 with Farzana Doctor (fresh off her India tour) chatting about “5 tips for book touring”.

Readings at 7:00pm. Full of Beans Cafe, 1348 Dundas St W Toronto

PWYC (suggested $3-$5). Q&A. Books and treats available for sale.

Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.


Loren Edizel was born in Izmir, Turkey and has lived in Canada most of her life. Adrift, a novel longlisted for the ReLit awards, was published by Tsar Books in 2011. The Ghosts of Smyrna will be published later this year. She currently lives in Toronto.

Jim Bartley is a playwright and novelist. His work has been produced across Canada in theatres and on radio. His first novel, Drina Bridge, was published in 2006. For 15 years he has been “First Fiction” book columnist for The Globe and Mail. He serves on the board of Pink Triangle Press, the Canadian LGBT media group (Xtra Magazine/ Jim’s second novel is currently in submission though his agent.

Bänoo Zan landed in Canada in 2010. In her country of origin, Iran, she used to teach English Literature at universities. Her poetry has appeared in magazines and anthologies in Iran, Canada, U.K., U. S., Israel, etc. She hosts Queen Gallery Poetry Night in Toronto. She believes that her politics is her poetry.

Sunny Drake is a transgendered queer pansy theatre maker and performer. He lives his creative escapades and airs his embarrassing and tender internal world on stage. He’s performed in theatres, festivals, living-rooms, streets, deserts, schools, universities, basements, backyards & conferences in Australia, the USA and


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