Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kitchener-Waterloo Bookstravaganza

Event Date: November 2

Please join us for a celebration of new Canadian literature, happening in Waterloo on Monday, November 2nd. Toronto has its International Festival of Authors. Ottawa, Kingston and Eden Mills have their Writers' Festivals. And now, Kitchener-Waterloo has its BOOKSTRAVAGANZA!

Featuring 8 authors reading from their new books and representing 4 Canadian publishers, the Kitchener-Waterloo Bookstravaganza promises to be a one-stop-shop (or event) for all your literature needs, whether it be fables set in the Manhattan art world, poems about Quantum Theory and Detroit's sixties-era radical underground, novels about teenagers with three mothers and few options or books that reveal the afterlife is really just a romance publishing house. We hope to see you there!

The Kitchener-Waterloo Bookstravaganza!

with readings by
David Derry (Sentimental Exorcisms, short fiction, Coach House Books)
Damian Rogers (Paper Radio, poetry, ECW Press)
Eric Schachter (Dry Bones, novel, Blaurock Press)
Jason Schneider (Philip Snowcroft's Finality, novel, Blaurock Press)
Emily Schultz (Heaven is Small, novel, House of Anansi)
Cordelia Strube (Lemon, novel, Coach House Books)
Matthew Tierney (The Hayflick Limit, poetry Coach House Books)
Zoe Whittall (Holding Still for as Long as Possible, novel, House of Anansi)

Monday, November 2, 2009
Starlight Lounge, 47 King Street North
8 p.m.

Brought to you by Blaurock Press, Coach House Books, ECW Press and the House of Anansi.

Starlight Lounge
47 King Street North
Waterloo, ON
See map: Google Maps

Swimming to Fatima by Sylvia Markle-Craine

Review from Off the Shelf (published by the Book Shelf, of Guelph), September/October 2008

"With some basic ingredients she cooks up just enough magic to make perfect little fables from what on some level amounts to an album of small town gossip. By inviting readers behind closed doors, she reveals worlds rich in character, the quirky opinions and pursuits of those characters, and the diner-friendly language they use to communicate with one another." " ....at the intersection of strangeness and character Markle-Craine writes her most descriptive, sensual sentences to help us tune into the smaller details of daily existence."