Toronto WordStage Tomorrow

WordStage_Dec Join us for another edition of the Toronto WordStage.

*Please note: This event is on Thursday, not the usual Wednesday!*

TIM CONLEY: Tim Conley is the author of two collections of short fiction entitled Whatever Happens (2006) and Nothing Could Be Further (2011). He was also co-editor of the poetry anthology Burning City. In the time that he isn’t writing he teaches English and Comparative Literature at Brock University. He recently published his debut collection of poetry, One False Move, with Quattro Books.

MISHA BOWER: Misha is a writer and musician from London, Ontario. She released her first book of short stories, Music For Uninvited Guests, with Cringles Publishing earlier this fall, and is a lead vocalist and founding member of Toronto-based band Bruce Peninsula.

BARRY OLSHEN: Barry used to be a professor at Glendon College, York University, where he taught a broad range of courses in literature and drama, creative writing, and multidisciplinary studies. He has published books and essays in a variety of fields including Bible, modern novel, drama, theatre history, autobiography, and psychoanalysis. He has also published some poetry. He is now a psychotherapist in private practice, and is at work on, among other things, what he calls his “psychoanalytic poems,” some of which he may read this evening.

HOA NGUYEN: Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Hoa Nguyen studied Poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. With the poet Dale Smith, Nguyen founded Skanky Possum, a poetry journal and book imprint in Austin, TX where they lived for 14 years. The author of eight books and chapbooks, she currently lives in Toronto Ontario where she teaches poetics in a private workshop and at Ryerson University. Wave Books published her third full-length collection of poems, As Long As Trees Last, in September 2012.

Doors – 7:30p.m.  |  Readings – 8p.m.

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