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UPDATE Feb. 24: Peter Dubé, Maggie Helwig and Kate Marshall Flaherty AND Aislinn Hunter

Join us Feb. 24 for a diverse lineup including a special out-of-town appearance from Peter Dubé, as well as readings byGirls Fall Down author Maggie Helwig and THIS Magazine Literary Hunt winner Kate Marshall Flaherty.

Peter Dubé is a Montreal-based novelist, short story writer, essayist and cultural critic. He is the author of the novel Hovering World (DC Books 2002), a collection of linked short stories, At the Bottom of the Sky (DC Books, 2007), and the editor of the anthology Madder Love: Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism (Rebel Satori Press, 2008). In addition to his fiction, Dubé has published articles in journals such as Canadian Art, Spirale and ESSE and is a contributing editor for Ashé Journal and a member of the editorial board of the visual arts magazine Espace Sculpture.

Maggie Helwig is the former associate director of the Scream Literary Festival, a novelist and a poet. Her most recent book, Girls Fall Down, was published by Coach House Press, and shortlisted for the City of Toronto Book Award and the Re-Lit Award, and was named as one of the Books of Year in 2008 by NOW Magazine and the National Post. Helwig was also named NOW Magazine‘s Author of the Year in 2008. It’s been all downhill from there.

Born in Belleville, Ontario, Aislinn Hunter is the author of two books of poetry Into the Early Hours and The Possible Past; a short story collection What’s Left U; and a novel Stay; all of which have been nominated for, or won, national awards. She teaches creative writing part-time at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and divides her time between Canada and the UK where she is finishing a Ph.D. at the University of Edinburgh.

Kate Marshall Flaherty is grateful to add where we are going to her other books of poetry, Hobbeldehoy, String of Mysteries and Tilted Equilibrium. Her poetry has been published in journals such as CV2, The Windsor Review, Quills, Ascent Aspirations, Other Voices, and Freefall, and several Canadian and International poetry anthologies, including Not A Muse. She was short-listed for Descant’s Best Canadian Poem, Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, and won THIS Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt, and got honorable mentions for CV2’s 48-hour poetry contest and the GritLIT Literary Awards. Kate has participated for three years now in the annual National Random Acts of Poetry several times, where she “poemed” unsuspecting people in hospitals, cafes, parks, libraries, and on the street.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Carey Toane
PWYC.

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