June 8: BWS at Dundas West Fest

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Brockton Writers Series, in conjunction with our fabulous venue, full of beans Coffee House and Roastery, invites you to join us at the inaugural Dundas West Fest, presented by the DuWest and Little Portugal BIAs – and, as we tend to do at BWS, we are proud to present another four talented writers and performers: Carrianne LeungJasjit SanghaJessica Moore and Alex Cafarelli.

Plus: Prizes! You could win copies of Jasjit or Jessica’s books, more books – thanks to Dundurn Press and Inanna Publications – or full of beans gift certificates!

Drop by full of beans – 1348 Dundas St. W. – where our special guests will be out front between noon and 2pm, reading or performing or leading you in interactive activities. Each performer has something fun cooked up, and no, we’re not going to spoil the surprise – you’ll have to come see for yourself!

In the meantime, here’s the schedule, and a little more about our guests:

NOON — Carrianne Leung is an academic, organic grocer, writer, mom and all kinds of things not yet realized. Her upcoming novel, The Wondrous Woo, will be launched in the fall of 2013 by Inanna Publications.

12:30 — Jessica Moore is a writer and translator. Her translation of Turkana Boy by Jean-François Beauchemin won a 2008 PEN America Translation Award. She also writes songs – her debut solo album will be released in spring 2013. Everything, now is her first poetry collection.

1:00  A lifetime writer and performer, Alex Cafarelli is a genderqueer femme Jewish Witch recently relocated to Toronto. She is a member of Body Heat, a touring collective of queer femme artists, and she performs with Sins Invalid, a San Francisco-based performance project on disability and sexuality. A professional gardener by day, she also teaches element-based magick with a foundation in social and environmental justice.

1:30 — Jasjit Sangha is a writer and educator who has recently published a work of creative non-fiction titled Stepmothering A Spiritual Journey, as well as a co-edited collection titled South Asian Mothering: Negotiating Culture, Family and Selfhood. Both are available from Demeter Press.

Brockton Writers Series is grateful for the support received from the Ontario Arts Council. 

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