Tuesday, February 20, 2018

International Women's Day Reading

International Women's Day Reading
March 11, 2018
Queen Books, 914 Queen St. E. 


Danila Botha is the author of two short story collections, 2010's Got No Secrets, and 2016's For All the Men (and Some of the Women I've Known) which was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award and The Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature. She's also the author of the novel Too Much on the Inside (2015) which won a Book Excellence Award for Contemporary Novel and was short listed for a ReLit Award. Danila teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto and Humber School for Writers. She's currently working on a new novel and on a new collection of short stories.

Canisia Lubrin is a writer, editor, critic and community organizer with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. She is the author of Voodoo Hypothesis (Wolsak & Wynn, 2017), a CBC best book of the year. She was born in St. Luca and lives in Whitby, ON.

Sofi Papamarko is a writer and matchmaker (love, not sulfur) who lives in Toronto's west end. Her writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, Chatelaine, Taddle Creek, Readers Digest, Room and Maisonneuve.

Gianna Patriarca is an award-winning author of eight books of poetry, one children’s book and a collection of short fiction.  Her work has been extensively anthologized, adapted for the stage, CBC radio drama and appears in numerous documentaries.  Her books are on the course list of universities in Canada, Italy and USA.

Ayelet Tsabari’s first book, The Best Place on Earth, won the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award. The book was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a Kirkus Review best book of 2016, and has been published internationally. Her memoir, The Art of Leaving, will be published with HarperCollins next year.

Jessica Westhead’s fiction has been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards, selected for the Journey Prize anthology, and nominated for a National Magazine Award. She is the author of the novel Pulpy & Midge and the critically acclaimed short story collection And Also Sharks, which was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book and a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Short Fiction Prize. Her new short story collection is called Things Not to Do.

 and as emcee

Michelle Alfano is the author of the personal memoir The Unfinished Dollhouse (Cormorant Books, 2017) which 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. 

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