Join us for the first BWS of the new year on
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7, 2015
full of beans Coffee House & Roastery
1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Guest speaker at 6:30pm
Four readings beginning at 7:00
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.
Andrew J. Borkowski’s short story collection Copernicus Avenue, set in Toronto’s post-war Polish community, won the 2012 Toronto Book Award and was shortlisted for the 2012 Danuta Gleed Literary Award for short fiction. His journalism has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Canadian Forum, Quill & Quire, TV Guide, and the Los Angeles Times.
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the bestselling author of the novels All The Broken Things, Perfecting and The Nettle Spinner, as well as the short fiction collection Way Up. Her short stories have appeared in Granta, The Walrus, and Storyville, where she won the inaugural Sidney Prize. She recently completed residencies at Yaddo and the Virginia Centre for the Creative Arts, and is pursuing a PhD in Literature at the University of Toronto
Lee Maracle is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works, including several novels, a non-fiction book, a poetry collection, and a short fiction collection, and she has edited several anthologies including My Home As I Remember. Born in North Vancouver and a member of the Sto: Loh nation, Lee is currently an instructor at the University of Toronto, the Centre for Indigenous Theatre and the Banff Centre for the Arts, and is also the Traditional Teacher for First Nations House. She was granted an honorary doctorate in letters by St. Thomas University in 2009, and has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work promoting writing among Aboriginal youth. Lee’s latest novel, Celia’s Song, was released in October.
Andrea Thompson has been writing and performing poetry across the country for the past 20 years. Andrea is the author of the collection Eating the Seed, co-editor of the anthology Other Tongues: Mixed-Race Women Speak Out, and has recently released her debut novel, Over Our Heads. She currently teaches Spoken Word through OCADU’s Continuing Studies department.
Literature Officer, Ontario Arts Council
Topic: Grant applications
Stay tuned for further details!