Toronto and Montreal launches of ‘The things I heard about you’

In a few weeks I’m heading off to do readings in Toronto and Montreal from my new book, The things I heard about you. Many thanks to my press, Nightwood, and to the Canada Council for the Arts for supporting these readings. Although I’ve lived in and around Vancouver for the whole of my writing life so far, so much of my writing has been published by magazines in central & Eastern Canada, by journals such as Descant, Matrix and The Fiddlehead, so it feels great to take this work to different audiences. These readings are all free & open to the public. Books will be for sale at all events! At the Livewords event, just come up to me and ask. And make sure to ask me to sign your book.


LAUNCH with readings by Prathna Lor and Sarah Pinder

Facebook event here

Wednesday November 5th

Type Books, 883 Queen St West

7 PM, Light snacks provided

I’m very excited to be reading with two amazing poets, Sarah Pinder and Prathna Lor.

A little about them:

Sarah Pinder is the author of the poetry collection, Cutting Room (Coach House Books, 2012). Her writing has been shortlisted for the Expozine Small Press Awards and included in magazines like Geist and Poetry is Dead. A zine-maker of over a decade, you can find her work in Montreal’s Distroboto art vending machines, as well as a mailbox near you. She lives in Toronto.

Prathna Lor is the author of a poetry chapbook, Ventriloquism (2010) and is currently working on a prosimetric novel, HEROISM/EULOGIES, or the Mekong Blue.

LIVEWORDS reading series with Donato Mancini, Lynn McClory, and Jacob McArthur Mooney

Facebook event

Thursday November 6th Betty’s (upstairs lounge) 240 King St East

7:30 doors, readings at 8


LAUNCH with featured guest readers Linda Besner and Daniel Allen Cox

Saturday, November 8

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly 211 Rue Bernard Ouest

7 PM

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Daniel Allen Cox is the author of the books Shuck, Krakow Melt, Basement of Wolves, and Tattoo This Madness In. He co-wrote the screenplay for the Bruce LaBruce film Gerontophilia. Daniel has appeared at literary festivals and universities across North America, and has been a columnist, editor, juror and fiction mentor. Daniel’s fiction has been nominated for the Lambda Literary, Ferro-Grumley, and Re-Lit awards, and has appeared in many magazines and anthologies. He lives in Montreal where he is the vice-president of the Quebec Writers’ Federation and is working on a new novel.

Linda Besner is originally from Wakefield, Quebec. Her poetry has appeared in journals across Canada and been anthologized in Best Canadian Poetry 2012. Her first collection of poetry, The Id Kid, was published in 2011 by Véhicule Press, and was named as one of The National Post’s Best Poetry Books of the Year. She lives in Montreal, where she writes a weekly column for Hazlitt magazine. bookcover



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