BWS 09.03.16: It’s Tonight!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016 – 6:30pm

Spring into Brockton Writers Series’ second event of 2016 with readers:

Phil Dwyer
Shauntay Grant
Terry Watada
Naomi Elana Zener

and special guest speaker

Eva Stachniak


full of beans Coffee House & Roastery

1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto

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.



“Making History Come to Life
in Your Fiction”


Eva Stachniak was born and raised in Wrocław, Poland, and moved to Canada in 1981 to pursue her post-graduate degree in English at McGill. She has since worked for Radio-Canada International (Montreal) and taught English and humanities at Sheridan College (Oakville). Eva’s debut novel,Necessary Lies, won the in CanadaFirst Novel Award in 2000, and The Winter Palace, her first novel of Catherine the Great, is an international bestseller that was included in the 2012 Washington Post list of most notable fiction andThe Globe and Mail‘s Best Books of the Year. Empress of the Night, her second Catherine novel, has been on bestseller lists in Canada, Germany and Poland. Eva lives in Toronto.


Phil Dwyer

Phil Dwyer’s journalism, essays, travel writing, and fiction have been published in over fifteen international titles, including The Financial Times, The Times (of London), and the Globe and Mail. He is an alumnus of the Humber School for Writers. He lives in Toronto.

shauntay afro_colorShauntay Grant is Halifax’s third Poet Laureate (2009-11). Her other honours include a Best Atlantic-Published Book prize from the Atlantic Book Awards, a Poet of Honour prize from Spoken Word Canada, and a Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts. She teaches creative writing at Dalhousie University.

DEN5934x900Terry Watada has published four poetry collections, a short story collection, histories of the Buddhist Church in Canada and Toronto, a children’s biography, two manga and a novel. His third manga is due in 2016. He has drafts for a second and third novel. He has also written produced-plays, edited anthologies and composed music.


Naomi Elana Zener is a new writer with a fresh satirical voice. She’s the author of both Deathbed Dimes and satire fiction, which is posted on her blog Satirical Mama. Her vociferous blogging has been read and appreciated by industry bigwigs such as Giller Prize winner Dr. Vincent Lam andNew York Times best-selling author and journalist Paula Froelich. Naomi’s blogs and articles have also been published by Kveller, Absrd Comedy, and Erica Ehm’s Yummy Mummy Club. She’s currently working on her sophomore novel.


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