May 5: Marianne Apostolides, Dani Couture and Paul Vermeersch

Join us May 5 for a novelist and two poets all boasting brand new books. Must be spring…

Marianne Apostolides’ latest novel, The Lucky Child (Mansfield Press, 2010), follows the life of a boy, Taki Apostolides, as he grows up in wartorn Greece.  Through its controlled confusion of fiction and non-fiction, this book asks deeper questions about identity, history, memory, and the search for ‘truth.’  Apostolides’ earlier novel, Swim, explores the eroticism of language and story; her first book, Inner Hunger: A Young Woman’s Struggle Through Anorexia and Bulimia, was published by W.W. Norton and translated into Spanish and Swedish.

Dani Couture grew up on a series of Canadian military bases. She is the author two books of poetry, Good Meat (2006) and Sweet (2010). Her poetry, short stories, and essays have been widely published in newspapers, journals, and anthologies. In 2007 she won the fiction category in This Magazine‘s annual Great Canadian Literary Contest, and has been anthologized in The Best Canadian Poetry in English in 2008.

Paul Vermeersch is the author of four collections of poetry and the editor of The I.V. Lounge Reader and The Al Purdy A-frame Anthology. His writing has appeared frequently in the Globe and Mail and been featured on CBC Radio. His poems have been published in numerous journals and anthologies in Canada, the United States and Europe. He lives in Toronto, teaches at Sheridan College and is the poetry editor for Insomniac Press. His new book, The Reinvention of the Human Hand, has just been published by McClelland & Stewart.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Carey Toane
PWYC ($5 suggested)

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