Brockton Writers Series 08.05.13

Spring’s finally arrived! Emerge from hibernation and enjoy readings by:

Andy Sinclair, Mahlikah Awe:ri, Elizabeth Ruth and Moez Surani!

Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-8:30pm

full of beans Coffee House & Roastery – 1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto

Networking begins at 6:30 with special guest Michael Schellenberg, Literature Officer at the Ontario Arts Council, who will be taking your questions about provincial granting programs.

Readings at 7:00.

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

Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.



Andy Sinclair has contributed to various publications including fab, Dragnet, The United Church Observer and The Globe and Mail. He won The  Moose & Pussy‘s Short Story Contest in 2011 and has taught creative writing at Five Oaks Retreat Centre. He is also a flight attendant and a yoga instructor-in-training.

Mahlikah Awe:ri is a Toronto-based drum talk poetic rapologist of Afro-Native heritage/Mohawk (Kahnawá:ke) & Mi’kmaw (Bear River), with Nova Scotian roots. She is a founding member of Red Slam Collective, a live hip hop-fusion band of diverse indigenous artists, and Coordinator for their 4 Direction urban arts-based projects across Ontario. She is an OAC Aboriginal Artist in the Schools, and Manager of Training & Resource Development for Daniels Centre of Learning, Regent Park. In 2011 she released the EP Serpent’s Skin, and is currently published in two literary anthologies.

Elizabeth Ruth is the author of the newly-published novel, Matadora. Her first novel, Ten Good Seconds of Silence, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, the in Canada Best First Novel Award, and the Toronto Book Award, and her second, Smoke, was a One Book, One Community selection. Elizabeth is also the editor of the anthology, Bent On Writing, and the author of a forthcoming novella for adults with low literacy, entitled Love You To Death. For more info, please visit

Moez Surani‘s writing has been published across Canada and abroad and has won a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, the Kingston Literary Award and The Antigonish Review’s poetry prize. He has published two poetry collections, Reticent Bodies and Floating Life.

Watch this space for more on each of these four writers in the month leading up to the event!


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