Brockton Writers Series 13.11.13

Our last event of 2013 marks four amazing years of Brockton Writers Series, so come celebrate with us Wednesday, November 13 at full of beans Coffee House & Roastery (1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto) and enjoy readings by:

Emily Pohl-Weary, Richard Scarsbrook, Josh Smith and Daniel Perry!

(Let the awkward self-referential blogging begin…)

Plus, come early — 6:30pm — to hear special guest Michael Callaghan, publisher at Exile Editions, speak about Exile’s publishing program, the $15,000 Vanderbilt/Exile Short Fiction Competition and the long-running Exile Literary Quarterly.

PWYC (suggested $3-$5). Q&A. Books and treats available for sale. Please note that while the venue is wheelchair accessible, washroom facilities are not.

Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.


As always, watch this space for more with each of our writers in the month to come!

Daniel Perry grew up in Glencoe, Ontario, and has lived in Toronto since 2006. His stories have been short-listed in the Vanderbilt/Exile Competition and have appeared in more than 20 publications including The Dalhousie Review, Exile Literary Quarterly, The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature, The Nashwaak Review, Maple Tree Literary SupplementLittle Fiction, and the Stone Skin Press anthology, The Lion and the Aardvark.

Emily Pohl-Weary is an award-winning author, arts educator and editor. Her latest teen novel, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, is forthcoming in September 2013 from Skyscape in the U.S. and Penguin in Canada.

Richard Scarsbrook is the prize-winning author of Cheeseburger Subversive, Featherless Bipeds, Destiny’s Telescope, and The Monkeyface Chronicles, which won the 2011 Ontario Library Association White Pine Award.  His books have also been shortlisted for the Canadian Library Association Book of the Year Award, the Stellar Book Prize, and the ReLit Award.  Richard’s most recent novel, Nothing Man and The Purple Zero, was released in September, and his first poetry collection, Six Weeks, launches later this month.

Josh Smith isn’t supposed to be here. Buffalo born and bred, he’s supposed to be wasting the best parts of his life in bars, rooting for awful sports teams. None of that ever appealed to him. What appealed to Josh was becoming one of the hosts of the Art Bar Poetry Series, earning three Best of Buffalo literary awards, and gaining a Harvard education. His work has been published in the United States and Canada, where he has also traveled, reading everywhere from Montreal to Missouri.


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