…and I mean that not only temperature-wise but also, you know, probably our most awesome.
We were so blown away by every single reader. They seriously killed it. Lorette C. Luzajic, our featured artist, had the amazing idea of having an art table to exhibit and sell her artwork, and her table lit up the room with its awesomeness. (We hope you got a chance to purchase a piece or two!) Thank you to all of our donors and to everyone who attended and everyone who supported us, and thank you to our amazing untethered table volunteers, Ekraz, Joshua and Melissa!
We still have some copies left, so if you missed out, shoot us an email and get one while you can for ONLY $10! You can also order online through the UofT Bookstore.
It’s going to be our biggest, baddest, hottest, and sweatiest launch yet, and we want to see you there!
Where: Supermarket Restaurant and Bar in Kensington (268 Augusta Avenue)
When: 7 p. m.
What to expect:
• readings by contributors
• raffle prizes
• cash bar
• artwork exhibited and for sale by our feature artist, Lorette C. Luzajic (bring cash!)
• copies of our NEW summer issue for sale for $10
Wanna see a sneak peek?
Have a look at our Vol. 2.1 excerpts page for a little piece of what’s in store when you finally get to open up the new issue!
We hope you’ve booked the night off work and cancelled all other plans and social gatherings (ie. relocated all other plans and social gatherings to the Supermarket at 7 p. m.) because it’s going to be one crazy show!
We wanted to share with you some of the AMAZING raffle prizes that you could win that night!
We’re also very excited to announce our fabulous readers!
Trevor Steven Abes is a poet, arts writer and member of the 2015 Toronto Poetry Slam Team. He produced “Cartooning Degree Zero,” the 164th issue of Descant. Find his interviews and essays in The Toronto Review of Books, Torontoist and Sequential. Find his poetry in (parenthetical) and The Toronto Quarterly. Say hello at trevorabes.com.
JC Bouchard’s poetry appears in Arc, The Quilliad, In/Words, (parenthetical), and more. In 2013, one of his poems was long-listed for the CBC Poetry Prize and another received Honourable Mention for the John Newlove Poetry Award from Bywords. He is the author of two chapbooks: Portraits (In/Words Press), and Wool Water (words(on)pages) forthcoming in the Fall. This August he’ll be reading in select cities with the “Worst Case Ontario Poetry Tour”.
Hannah Brown was born in Hastings County and lived there long enough to be able to walk through a field and, as Purdy said, say the names—of the plants, in this case. She recently returned to writing full time, abandoning her film and English classes, and has discovered that novels are not written like screenplays. An excerpt from a novel in progress, Listening to Joe Henderson, recently appeared as “On Any Windy Day” in issue 15 of Superstition Review.
Cullene Bryant is a rock and roll grandmother of five and a graduate of The Writer’s Studio SFU. Her two collections of short fiction, Llamas in the Snow (1993) and In the Dry Woods (2005) were published by The Books Collective in Edmonton, Alberta. Her stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines including Room, Descant and The Dalhousie Review. When she grows up she hopes to win Canada’s Governor General’s Award.
sarah duignan is a writer and anthropologist living in Toronto. Her poetry has been published by Leaf Garden and blue skies poetry.
Jann Everard lives in Toronto where she works part-time in health administration. Her short fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in Canadian and American journals including The Fiddlehead, Grain, The Los Angeles Review, FreeFall and Room. Please visit her at janneverard.com.
Ben Gallagher is a Toronto-based poet and essayist. He recently completed his MA at McMaster University, where he studied grief, arts education, and mental health. He has at various times worked as a wedding caterer, a gardener, an art teacher, and a drywaller. He sometimes sails on the Atlantic, but mostly he rides his bike.
Roxy Hearn is a dance major and creative writing major graduate from York University, Toronto. She has been published in incendies, Wild Quarterly, JONAHMagazine, Cargo Literary, and Pictures & Portraits. She has also studied abroad in England and Italy.
O’Helloron is a Toronto-based writer, composer, and curmudgeon. He is currently organizing a number of his poems into a chapbook to be released this fall. Much of his work can be found on his site, instantsomething.com.
It’s that time again! With our summer launch just around the corner, it’s time once again to ask for a little help from our friends.
With each new issue comes new costs: printing thicker issues, venue expenses, honorariums to our talented contributors, etc. This year we are striving for colour pages to showcase this issue’s amazing featured artist Lorette C. Luzajic and pay our contributors a more substantial and competitive honorarium for their hard work and great words.
So please help us out, help out your friend or family member who submitted and wants to be paid for their work, any contribution of any amount is so graciously appreciated. We will even publish your name on our issue’s donors list. And if you can give $50 or more, we will send you a free copy of the issue! Check out our “Donate” page for more info on how you can do so.