June 3: Marianne Apostolides, Su Croll, rob mclennan and Steven Mayoff


Marianne Apostolides is a writer and critic whose novel, Swim, explores the eroticism of language, food and family. Toronto’s Globe and Mail says the book is “handled with assured grace and dynamic lucidity, and gives much trust to the reader’s ability to move… through the nuance and harm of words.” Apostolides’ first book was published by W.W. Norton and translated into Spanish and Swedish. She lives in Toronto with her two children.

Su Croll’s first book, Worlda Mirth, was the winner of the Kalamalka New Writers competition, and was short-listed for a Gerald Lampert Award. Her latest book, Blood Mother, has just been short-listed for a Stephan G. Stephansson Award (the Alberta Poetry Prize) as well as the Canadian Author’s Association Poetry Award. She lives in Edmonton and is currently working on a novel.

Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of over a dozen trade books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections a compact of words (Salmon Publishing, 2009) and Gifts (Talonbooks, 2009). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), Poetics.ca (with Stephen Brockwell, poetics.ca) and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (ottawater.com). He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essays, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com.

Steven Mayoff is originally from Montreal, has lived in Toronto for 17 years and currently makes his home in the bucolic splendor of Prince Edward Island.  His fiction and poetry have appeared in journals across Canada, such as the Dalhousie Review, CV2, the Windsor Review, Grain, Filling Station and the Malahat Review, as well as magazines in the U.S., Paris, Ireland and Algeria.  His first fiction collection, Fatted Calf Blues, was published this year by Turnstone Press.  His website is http://www.stevenmayoff.ca

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Carey Toane


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