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BWS 13.03.19: Daniel Perry

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Daniel Perry is the author of the short story collections Nobody Looks That Young Here (Guernica, 2018), and Hamburger (Thistledown, 2016). His fiction has been short-listed for the Carter V. Cooper Prize and has appeared in more than 30 publications in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and the Czech Republic. Dan lives in Toronto, and from 2013 to 2017 was the co-host and blog co-ordinator for Brockton Writers Series. You can follow him on Twitter @danielperrysays.

 

What a pleasure it is to come back to Brockton Writers Series! A lot’s happened since the first time I read here, way back in November 2013–for one, the short story I read that night, “Comets”, found its way into my second collection, Nobody Looks That Young Here, which at the time I thought was my first book and I thought was finished, too… It was finally published last year.

Volunteering with BWS for four years changed me as a person and as a writer, and mostly because of the diverse group of talented, passionate writers and volunteers I got to know during this time. I’m looking forward to seeing some familiar faces, but also some new ones; if I don’t know you yet, then let me introduce myself by way of the interview below, from December of last year.

See you on March 13!

Ahead of his appearance, Dan shares his interview with Storylines about the inspiration behind his collection of short stories, Nobody Looks That Young HereClick here to listen.

 

Daniel Perry visits Brockton Writers Series on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church Street, Toronto, starting at 6:30pm (PWYC) alongside Kim Moritsugu, Aparna Kaji ShahJim Nason, and guest speaker Zoe Whittall who will  be “Talking TV and Prose.”

 

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Brockton Writers Series 13.03.19

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 – 6:30pm

Brockton Writers Series presents readings by

Daniel Perry
Kim Moritsugu
Jim Nason
Aparna Kaji Shah

with special guest speaker

Zoe Whittall

Glad Day Bookshop

499 Church Street, Toronto

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

ACCESSIBILITY INFO
The venue is accessible. Please refrain from wearing scents.

This event will have ASL interpretation.

Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.

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And to the Canada Council for the Arts for travel funding!

 

GUEST SPEAKER

“Talking TV and Prose”

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Zoe Whittall is the author of the several novels and poetry books, most recently the Giller shortlisted The Best Kind of People, soon to be a film by Sarah Polley, which was Indigo Books Best Book of the Year. Her second novel Holding Still for as Long as Possible won a LAMDA literary award and was a Stonewall Honor Book, and her first novel Bottle Rocket Hearts is currently being adapted for TV. In 2018, she won a Canadian Screen Award for best comedy writing for The Baroness Von Sketch Show, and has worked on Degrassi, Schitt’s Creek and more.

 

READERS

 

2015.HS.DAN.PERRY.008_CONTRASTDaniel Perry is the author of the short story collections Nobody Looks That Young Here (Guernica, 2018), and Hamburger (Thistledown, 2016). His fiction has been short-listed for the Carter V. Cooper Prize and has appeared in more than 30 publications in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and the Czech Republic. Dan lives in Toronto, and from 2013 to 2017 was the co-host and blog co-ordinator for Brockton Writers Series. You can follow him on Twitter @danielperrysays.

 

 

 

Kim_MoritsuguKim Moritsugu‘s seven published novels to date include a Toronto Book Award finalist, an Arthur Ellis Award finalist, and her latest, The Showrunner, a Hollywood noir story that’s been optioned for TV. Kim also writes TV recaps online, and is a longtime faculty member of the Humber School for Writers.

 

 

 

 

jim nason (1)Jim Nason is an author, teacher, publisher, and activist. His sixth poetry collection, Rooster, Dog, Crow was recently released with Frontenac House.  He has also published a short story collection The Girl on the Escalator and his third novel, Spirit of a Hundred Thousand Dead Animals, was recently published by Signature Editions. Jim is a Finalist for the 2018 ReLit Poetry Award.

 

 

AparnaAparna Kaji Shah’s debut collection, The Scent of Mogra and Other Stories, was published in September 2018. Her fiction and poetry have been published in anthologies. Aparna has written a novel called, Across Boundaries (unpublished). At present, she is working on another about the impact of dislocation on people’s lives.

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