Martha Baillie is the author of four novels. Her most recent, The Incident Report, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was included in The Globe and Mail’s list of Best Books for 2009. She has written about contemporary visual art for the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Koffler Gallery and Brick magazine. Her poetry has appeared in several Canadian journals. Baillie presents The Search for Heinrich Schlögel. Her hypnotic new novel follows the titular character from Germany to Canada, where he sets out on a two-week hike into the isolated interior of Baffin Island.
Nick Cutter is one of the pen names that acclaimed author Craig Davidson has published both novels and short stories under. His novel Cataract City was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Under the name Nick Cutter, Davidson presents The Troop, the story of a group of boys who set out into the Canadian wilderness on a three-day camping trip that quickly takes a terrifying turn.
Farzana Doctor’s first novel, Stealing Nasreen, received critical acclaim and was nominated for Masala!Mehndi!Masti! People’s Choice Award. She has also written on social work and diversity-related topics, and in her spare time she provides private practice consulting and psychotherapy services. Doctor's most recent novel, Six Metres of Pavement, is about a man who struggles to continue living after his daughter’s tragic death. Things begin to change, however, when he befriends two very different women: a young queer activist and his grieving Portuguese-Canadian neighbour.
Roxane Gay’s writing has appeared in Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, The Rumpus, Salon and numerous anthologies. Her first book, Ayiti, was a collection of poetry and short stories. She is the co-editor of PANK and she teaches writing at Eastern Illinois University. Gay presents her stunning debut novel, An Untamed State, about a woman kidnapped for ransom, her captivity as her father refuses to pay and her struggle to come to terms with the ordeal in its aftermath.
Gary Geddes has written and edited more than 40 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama and criticism. Geddes has won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence and the Gabriela Mistral Prize from Chile. Geddes presents his latest poetry collection, What Does a House Want?, a polished and cinematographic take on numerous ideas from Israeli-Palestinian violence to the reputation of Ezra Pound.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 11:00 AM
Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)