May 20: Kevin Connolly, Lisa Foad and Nyla Matuk

Please join us for three fantastic readers to round off the month of May:

Kevin Connolly is a Toronto poet, editor, and arts journalist. Connolly’s first collection of poems, Asphalt Cigar (Coach House, 1995), was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award. His third collection drift (Anansi, 2005), won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, and his most recent book, Revolver (Anansi, 2008) is a finalist for this year’s Griffin Prize. He lives with his partner, novelist Gil Adamson, in Toronto’s east end.

Lisa Foad’s debut story collection, The Night Is A Mouth (Exile Editions, 2009), has been praised by the Globe and Mail as “a brand-new thing” – Foad writes “with courage and surprising panache.” And EYE Weekly, in its five-star review, declares, “her DeLillo-sized sentences create a linguistic tension that could cause the pages to flip autonomously.” Her creative work has appeared in Matrix, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, and Red Light: Superheroes, Sluts and Saints, and she contributes cultural commentary to a variety of publications, including the Globe And Mail, NOW Magazine and Xtra. Lisa Foad lives in Toronto and is at work on her first novel.

Nyla Matuk’s first book of poems, Oneiric, was published in February by Frog Hollow Press. Poems appear at the Greenboathouse Books archive of poets and in The Shore magazine, and her short fiction has been published in Event, Room of One’s Own and Alphabet City. Essays and journalism have appeared in Descant, Alphabet City, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, and numerous other magazines.

Note: Jordan Scott, previously listed, has had to cancel. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Carey Toane
PWYC

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