Live at the Annex Live
with the artists:
Michelle Alfano Valentino Assenza Sandra Battaglini Marco Bernardi
Thomas Marchese Roberto Marra
Special Guest: Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone
Until 2015, Michelle Alfano (also known as A Lit Chick) served as an Associate Editor with the literary quarterly Descant. She is the co-organizer of the Love Poetry Festival honouring Milton Acorn and Gwen MacEwen.
Her personal memoir The Unfinished Dollhouse (Cormorant Books, 2017) was selected as one of The Globe 100 Best Books of the Year in 2017.
Her novella, Made Up Of Arias, was the 2010 winner of the Bressani Award for Short Fiction. Her short story “Opera”, on which the novella was based, was a finalist for a Journey Prize anthology.
Her fiction and non-fiction work has been widely published in Canada in major literary publications including Descant, Prairie Fire, The Capilano Review, The Antigonish Review, Event, A Room of One’s Own and in six anthologies published respectively by: Prentice Hall, Quarry Press, Italian Canadiana, Guernica Editions, Red Deer Press and Legas Publishing.
She is currently at work on a novel entitled Destiny, think of me while you sleep.