Brockton Writers Series 10.09.14

BWS presents our penultimate reading of 2014 on Wednesday, September 10, at full of beans Coffee House & Roastery (1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto), featuring more super-ultimate writers:

Nora Gold, Cathy Petch and Ray Robertson!

Plus, come early — 6:30pm — for a special talk on getting started in screenwriting by Degrassi: The Next Generation writer and producer Matt Huether!

The reading is PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and features a Q&A with the writers afterward. Books and treats are 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!


Nora Gold is the Writer-in-Residence at the Centre for Women’s Studies, OISE/University of Toronto, the editor of the online literary journal, Jewish, the organizer of the Wonderful Women Writers Series, and an activist. Her recently-published Fields of Exile received enthusiastic praise and excellent reviews in Canada, the U.S.A., the U.K., and Israel, and her first book, Marrow and Other Stories, won a Canadian Jewish Book Award as well as praise from Alice Munro.

Cathy Petch is a playwright, spoken word artist, haiku deathmaster and musical saw player for The Silver Hearts. She has several handsome chapbooks and most recently published her poetry book Late Night Knife Fights with LyricalMyrical Press. Her work has also appeared in Descant, The Toronto Quarterly and Joypuke. Cathy is part of The Dildettes, a queer spoken word/comedy troupe along with Regie Cabico and David Bateman, and was a member of the 2011 and 2012 Toronto Poetry Slam Teams. She is happiest onstage.

Ray Robertson is the author of the novels Home Movies, Heroes, Moody Food, Gently Down the Stream, What Happened Later, and David, as well as two collections of non-fiction: Mental Hygiene: Essays on Writers and Writing and Why Not? Fifteen Reasons to Live, which was short-listed for the Hillary Weston Prize for non-fiction and long-listed for the Charles Taylor Prize for non-fiction. His most recent book, the novel I Was There the Night He Died (Biblioasis), has just been published. Born and raised in Southwestern Ontario, he lives in Toronto.


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