23 September 2006

We interrupt this blog: Come hear some amazing fiction on Sunday!

The world getting a little too real for you? In the mood for a little fiction?

Come to the Fictitious Reading Series this Sunday for readings by two great fiction writers, plus an onstage chat conducted by Kate Sutherland and nervous introductions by Stuart Ross!

After a great first season, we're kicking off this season with two wonderful — and wonderfully diverse — writers, John Lavery and Marnie Woodrow (see their bios below). This is a rare opportunity to hear these two acclaimed fictioneers.

John Lavery & Marnie Woodrow
Sunday, September 24
7:30 p.m.
This Ain't the Rosedale Library (upstairs in the gallery)
483 Church Street (just below Wellesley), Toronto
Admission is PWYC

But also, BYOB! Really!

Now featuring exciting door prizes.

And visit the Fictitious website for more on this reading and the full season's listings:

The Fictitious Reading Series
is the only Toronto series devoted entirely to fiction. We hope you'll come out and support both the concept and our great readers. And please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. Thanks!

Jon Lavery is the author of two collections of short fiction. His first, Very Good Butter, was a Hugh MacLennan prize finalist. His most recent collection, You, Kwaznievski, You Piss Me Off, was described in The Montreal Review of Books as "the literary equivalent of a Dali painting." The Danforth Review credited it with "integrat[ing] traditionalist excellence with inspired innovation" and opined that it was one of the best books of 2004. John is a founding member of the Orchestre de la société de guitare de Montréal. He lives in Gatineau, Quebec.

Marnie Woodrow is the author of two acclaimed collections of short fiction and a novel. Her novel, Spelling Mississippi, was short-listed for the Books In Canada/amazon.ca First Novel Award. The Vancouver Sun pronounced it "a spellbinding tale," and Books in Canada described it as an "original, sexy" story that "presents an unforgettable portrait of New Orleans." Marnie teaches at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies for which she recently earned an Excellence in Teaching Award. She is a co-director of The Word Lounge, an online and in-person coaching and editing program for creative writers. Marnie is currently completing a new novel and a short story collection.


At September 23, 2006 12:10 pm , Blogger roxword said...

fine words, door prizes and booze! a winning combination. i'll be there in spirit.


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