June 13: Tamara Faith Berger, Alessandro Porco, Moez Surani

Get your hot self down to the Press Club on June 13, when three blazing writers – Tamara Faith Berger (Maidenhead), Alessandro Porco (The Minutes I-X) and Moez Surani (Floating Life). Sachiko Murakami hosts – and may just bring her water spritzer to combat the sparks that will be a-flying!

Tamara Faith Berger was born in Toronto. She wrote porn stories for a living and attempted to make dirty films before publishing her first book, Lie with Me, in 1999. In 2001, The Way of the Whore, her second book, was published. In 2004, Lie with Me was made into a film. Maidenhead, recently released from Coach House, is her third book. Berger is presently working on a novel about a Russian hired killer. She is a graduate student at UBC working on her Masters of Fine Arts.

Alessandro Porco is the author of two collections of poetry, The Jill Kelly Poems (2005) and Augustine in Carthage (2008), both published by ECW Press. BookThug recently published a chapbook of poems, The Minutes: I-X (2011). And ECW will publish The Minutes: I-XL, just as soon as he’s finished writing it. He holds a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is currently employed as a Visiting Assistant Professor in upstate New York, in the shadow of the Adirondacks.

Moez Surani is a poet, reviewer and short fiction author. His writing has been included in numerous anthologies and literary journals, including The Literary Review of Canada and The Walrus. He has attended writing residencies in Finland, Latvia and Switzerland, and his writing has won the Chalmers Arts Fellowship, the Kingston Literary Award and the Antigonish Review’s Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest. He has published two poetry collections: Reticent Bodies (2009) and Floating Life (2012), both with Wolsak and Wynn.

Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Featuring Tamara Faith Berger, Alessandro Porco, and Moez Surani
Wednesday, June 13
The Press Club (850 Dundas Street West)
8 PM
PWYC ($5 suggested donation)
Hosted by Sachiko Murakami

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