Dionne Brand is a poet and novelist and was Toronto’s third Poet Laureate from 2009–2012. Her most recent book of poetry, Ossuaries, won the Griffin Poetry Prize, and her literary honours include the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Trillium Book Award and the 2006 Harbourfront Festival Prize for her contribution to the world of books and writing. She presents her latest novel, Love Enough, about the love between lovers, friends and for the places we live in. It is a profoundly modern work that speaks to the most fundamental questions of how we live now.
Frances Itani is the author of 16 books, including Deafening, which won a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She is a three-time winner of the CBC Literary Award and is a Member of the Order of Canada. Itani presents her 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlisted novel, Tell, an extraordinary tour-de-force about secrets withheld and secrets revealed in the aftermath of the First Great War.
Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer is the author of the novels Perfecting and The Nettle Spinner, as well as the story collection Way Up, which won the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. She is also an award-winning instructor with the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Her short fiction has been published in Granta, The Walrus, Numéro Cinq, Joyland and Storyville. Kuitenbrouwer presents All the Broken Things, a spellbinding novel of exceptional heart and imagination about the ties that bind us to each other.
Kate Pullinger is the author of 10 novels, including The Mistress of Nothing, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. Her prize-winning digital fiction projects Inanimate Alice and Flight Paths: A Networked Novel have reached audiences around the world. Born in Cranbrook, BC, she is currently Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Media at Bath Spa University. Pullinger presents Landing Gear, a highly imaginative story of colliding worlds and extraordinary connections. Inspired by real-life accounts of airplane stowaways, the novel chronicles the complex texture of modern life.
In 2014, CBC called Ania Szado one of "Ten Canadian Women You Need to Read." Her short fiction has been nominated for the Journey Prize and the National Magazine Awards, and her bestselling novel Studio Saint-Ex has received international acclaim. Szado's debut novel, Beginning of Was, was regionally shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 3:00 PM
Lakeside Terrace, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)