Brockton Writers Series: 13.01.16

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2016


L-R: Anthony De Sa, Cherie Dimaline, Kurt Zubatiuk & C. Fong Hsiung.

Kick off a new year of Brockton Writers Series, with special guests:

Anthony De Sa
Cherie Dimaline
C. Fong Hsiung
Kurt Zubatiuk


full of beans Coffee House & Roastery

1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto

Guest speaker at 6:30pm

Lana Pesch, author of Moving Parts

“Trailervision: Tips and Trends About Book Trailers”

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.




Lana Pesch is a Saskatchewan-born, Toronto-based writer and producer. Her debut short story collection, Moving Parts, was published in October, 2015 (Arsenal Pulp Press). Her writing has has appeared in Elle Canada, Taddle Creek and Little Bird Stories: Volumes I and II. She was long-listed for the 2014 CBC Short Story Prize, and won the Random House of Canada Creative Writing Award at the University of Toronto in 2012.


Anthony De Sa’s first book, Barnacle Love, was critically acclaimed and became a finalist for the 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2009 Toronto Book Award. His most recent novel, Kicking the Sky, is set in 1977, the year a twelve-year-old shoeshine boy named Emanuel Jaques was brutally raped and murdered in Toronto. He lives in Toronto with his wife and three boys.

Cherie Dimaline’s first award-winning book, Red Rooms, was published in 2007. Her 2013 novel, The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy, was shortlisted for the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. Cherie won a 2014 Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (Emerging Artist of the Year), and in Spring, 2015, the Toronto Public Library appointed her as its first Writer in Residence – Aboriginal Experience. Her new collection of short fiction, A Gentle Habit, was released in December, 2015.

C. Fong Hsiung, a Hakka Chinese from Kolkata, India, immigrated to Canada in 1977. She has published a novel, Picture Bride, and a short story, “Alfie”. Part-time writer, full-time accountant, Fong prefers words to numbers. She is learning how to speak and write Mandarin. Her creed for life: never stop learning.

Kurt Zubatiuk is a psychotherapist, Japanese sword practitioner and poet. He is the author of the poetry collection, Ekstasis (LyricalMyrical). His work also appears in several anthologies including I Found it at The Movies (Guernica) and Gods, Memes & Monsters (Stone Skin). He lives with his lovely spouse Heather Wood, and two cats in Toronto.


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