Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – 6:30pm
Brockton Writers Series presents readings by:
Special note: As we adapt to current social distancing regulations, we’re happy to announce our event will be hosted by the wonderful ephemera series! They have already done their show online multiple times, so we are thrilled to benefit from their technical expertise, while also increasing collaboration within the literary community and growing connections between organizers, authors, and audience. You can attend the event by watching on the ephemera series YouTube channel. Please log in at 6:30.
The reading is PWYC (suggested $3-$5) and features a Q&A with the writers afterward. Books are available for sale.
If you’d like to donate, please do so here.
Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support.
Sonia Vaillant is the Manager of Audio Production with Penguin Random House Canada, where she helped build and develop the audiobook program from the ground up and has produced over 125 audiobooks. She has a background in both audio and theatre production and will never be able to narrow down her favourite book, despite her best efforts. She loves cooking, gardening, and hanging out with her dog when she is not busy reading.
Kamila Rina is an autistic and multi-disabled immigrant Jewish non-binary bi demi-ace poet and a sexuality/gender/disability educator, living in Treaty 13 territory. They have been published internationally, including in Room Magazine, Breath & Shadow, Monstering, Deaf Poets Society, We Have Come Far, Carousel, Augur, Frond, Mary, and Queer Out There. Find them at KamilaRina.com.
Prakash Krishnan is an artist-researcher and cultural worker based in Montreal. He writes and publishes primarily in the genres of contemporary art and media criticism but occasionally forays into comedy and personal essay. He dabbles also in film, audio, and performance, and is the co-host of the weekly, anti-colonial podcast, Do The Kids Know.
Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer and educator. Her debut novel, The Wondrous Woo was shortlisted for the 2014 Toronto Book Awards. Her collection of linked stories, That Time I Loved You was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by CBC, shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards 2019, long listed for Canada Reads 2019 and awarded the Danuta Gleed Literary Award 2019. She is currently working on a new novel, titled The After.
Kiran Bhat is a global citizen formed in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, to parents from Southern Karnataka, in India. He has currently traveled to over 130 countries, lived in 18 different places, and speaks 12 languages. He is primarily known as the author of we of the forsaken world… (Iguana Books, 2020), but he has authored books in four foreign languages, and has had his writing published in The Kenyon Review, The Brooklyn Rail, 3:AM Magazine, and several other places. His list of homes is vast, but his heart and spirit always remains in Mumbai, somehow. He is currently traveling around Mexico, but you can find him virtually on @Weltgeist Kiran.