WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2015
Join us for the final Brockton Writers Series event of 2015, with special guests:
full of beans Coffee House & Roastery
1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Guest speaker at 6:30pm
Andrea Thompson, author of Eating the Seed and Over Our Heads
“From Page to Stage: Spoken Word and the Art of Literary Performance”
Readings begin 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.
Andrea Thompson (MFA) is a poet, novelist, teacher, activist and mentor, who has read and performed her work at venues across North America and overseas for over twenty years. She is the co-editor of the anthology Other Tongues: Mixed Race Women Speak Out, author of the poetry collection Eating the Seed, and creator of the Urban Music Award-nominated CD, One. Andrea is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s MFA Creative Writing program and currently teaches Spoken Word through the Ontario College of Art and Design University’s Continuing Studies and Workman Arts. She recently released her debut novel, Over Our Heads, with Inanna Publications.
Loren Edizel has published three books: two novels, Adrift (2011) and The Ghosts of Smyrna (2013), with TSAR Books (now Mawenzi House), and the short story collection Confessions, A Book of Tales (2014) with Inanna. Adrift was longlisted for the ReLit Award, and The Ghosts of Smyrna was translated to Turkish.
Terry Fallis is the award-winning author of four national bestsellers. The Best Laid Plans won the 2008 Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and was crowned the 2011 winner of CBC Canada Reads as the “essential Canadian novel of the decade”, and The High Road was a 2011 Leacock Medal finalist. Terry’s third novel, Up and Down, debuted on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list, was a 2013 Leacock Medal finalist and won the 2013 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award, and his fourth novel, No Relation, opened on the Globe and Mail bestsellers list and won the 2015 Leacock Medal. McClelland & Stewart published Terry’s fifth novel, Poles Apart, in October, 2015.
Allison LaSorda lives in Toronto, where she is an MFA candidate in the University of Guelph’s creative writing program. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Malahat Review, Brick: A Literary Journal, and [PANK].
Jess Taylor is a writer and poet based in Toronto. She is the founder of the Emerging Writers Reading Series and the fiction editor of Little Brother Magazine. Jess’s work has been published in a variety of journals, magazines and newspapers including This Magazine, CNQ and National Post. She won a Gold 2013 National Magazine Award in Fiction for her short story, “Paul”, the first story in her debut collection, Pauls, just released by BookThug.