March 10: David Derry, a.rawlings and Zachariah Wells

March begins with two poets and a fictioneer: join us.

David Derry lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters, and works as a contract analyst.  He has had a handful of stories published in literary journals, including one which won the PRISM International Short Fiction Award.  In 2009 Coach House Books published his first book, a collection of stories titled Sentimental Exorcisms.

a.rawlings is the recipient of the bpNichol Award for Distinction in Writing (2001) and a Chalmers Arts Fellowship (2009). She has worked with many arts organizations, including The Mercury Press, Lexiconjury Reading Series, Theatre Gargantua, Learning through the Arts, and the TV series Heart of a Poet. Working with derek beaulieu and Jason Christie, angela co-edited Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry (Mercury, 2005). Her first book, Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006), was featured in the Globe and Mail’s top books of 2006; it went on to receive an Alcuin Award for Design and was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. angela is currently researching sound, text, and movement, with special emphasis on vocal/contact improvisation and acoustic ecology; she lives in Toronto, dances in Belgium, and dreams in Iceland.

Zachariah Wells is the author of the poetry collections Unsettled and Track & Trace, the co-author of the children’s book Anything But Hank! and editor of the anthology Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets. He also edited The Essential Kenneth Leslie, which will be published in the spring of 2010. Originally from PEI, Wells has lived in several parts of Canada, working a variety of jobs in the transportation sector. He now calls Halifax home.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Carey Toane


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