July 10 is Brockton Writers Series’ annual Queer Night, with readings by:
Lydia Perovic, Brian Francis, Rose Cullis and Shani Mootoo!
Wednesday, July 10, 6:30-8:30pm
full of beans Coffee House & Roastery – 1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Networking begins at 6:30; 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.
Lydia Perovic has written for The Awl, n + 1, Joyland, Xtra!, Opera Canada, C Magazine and openDemocracy.org. Incidental Music is her first novel. She grew up in the then-Yugoslavia, moved to Nova Scotia in 1999 to complete an MA in Political Theory, and has lived in Toronto since 2005. Her opera blog is Definitely The Opera.
Brian Francis is the author of two critically-acclaimed novels. His most recent, Natural Order, was selected by the Toronto Star, Kobo and Georgia Straight as a Best Book of 2011, and was also shortlisted for the 2012 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award. His first novel, Fruit, was a 2009 Canada Reads finalist and was selected as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers title. Brian’s fiction has also appeared in 07: Best Canadian Stories (Oberon Press), and he is a former recipient of the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Emerging Author Award. He lives in Toronto.
The world premiere of Rose Cullis‘s play, The Happy Woman, was produced by Nightwood Theatre in March 2012 and shortlisted for the prestigious Carol Bolt award. Her other plays include The Dinner Party (Rhubarb) and Baal (Buddies in Bad Times, Mainstage), and her work has been published in anthologies including Playwrights Canada Press’s Outspoken and You’re Making a Scene, and Signature Editions’ Two Hands Clapping.
Shani Mootoo was born in Dublin, Ireland, grew up in Trinidad, and has spent her adult life in Canada. Her books include Cereus Blooms at Night, long listed for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Giller Prize; He Drown She in the Sea, which was long listed for the Dublin IMPAC Award, and Valmiki’s Daughter, long listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She is a recipient of the K. M. Hunter Artists Award for Literature. Her latest novel, Moving Forward Sideways Like a Crab, a Doubleday publication, is scheduled for release in Spring 2014.
Watch this space for more on each of these four writers in the month leading up to the event – starting with a guest post from Lydia this Wednesday!