May 19: Jeff Latosik, Sachiko Murakami and Souvankham Thammavongsa

Please join us May 19 for three phenomenally talented young poets, and out-going host Carey Toane’s last time at the mic. Who will replace her? Who will you meet? Who will dance on the bar? You have to show up to find out.

Jeff Latosik’s award-winning poems have appeared in magazines and journals across the country. He won the P.K. Page Founders Award from The Malahat Review in 2007, placed first in THIS Magazine’s Great Literary Hunt in 2008, and was a finalist for the Bronwen Wallace Award for 2008. He teaches at Humber College in Toronto. His first book, Tiny, Frantic, Stronger, is published this spring by Insomniac Press.

Sachiko Murakami’s first collection of poetry, The Invisibility Exhibit (Talonbooks 2008), was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She has been a literary worker for numerous journals and organizations, run reading series in Vancouver and Montreal, and is a past member of the Kootenay School of Writing collective. Her second poetry collection is forthcoming with Talonbooks.

Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of two poetry books from Pedlar Press, Small Arguments and Found. In 2004, Small Arguments won the ReLit award and the Canadian Author’s Association award for a writer under 30. In 2009, Found, based on a scrapbook that belonged to her father when they were living in a refugee camp in Thailand, was made into a short film. It screened in Germany, Finland, Sweden, Los Angeles, and at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West
Hosted by Carey Toane
PWYC ($5 suggested)

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