Oct. 4th – Please note venue change to Cafe Orange Izakaya
– 2136A Robinson St. Regina, SK S4T-2P7
John Toone’s first collection of poetry, From Out of Nowhere, was published by Turnstone Press in spring 2009. He published two kids’ books in fall 2009, Catch that Catfish! and Hope and the Walleye. His poems also appear in the story Sixgun Quixote from the new graphic novel The Imagination Manifesto (Alchemical Press). John is past president of the Manitoba Writers’ Guild. Three of his books are shortlisted for five Manitoba Book Awards.
Jonathan Ball is the author of the poetry books Ex Machina (BookThug, 2009) and the forthcoming Clockfire (Coach House, 2010). He holds a Ph.D. in English with a focus in Creative Writing from the University of Calgary. His film Spoony B appeared on The Comedy Network, and his writing has appeared in The Believer and Harper’s. He is the former editor of dandelion and the former short films programmer for the Gimli Film Festival. Visit him online at http://www.jonathanball.com. Clockfire is newly published.
GILLIAN HARDING RUSSELL
gillian harding-russell three poetry collections published: Candles in my head (Ekstasis 2001) Vertigo (River Books, 2004), and I forgot to tell you (Thistledown, 2007), and the chapbook Apples and Mice (Alfred Gustav Press, 2008). Her poems have appeared in several anthologies and chapbook anthologies and many literary journals across Canada. She has won several awards for her poetry, and most recently had her poem “Autumn Meditation on her name and becoming” short-listed for the Winston Collins’ Award for 2010.
Harding Russell has a chapbook coming out next spring with Leaf Press, entitled “Poems for the Summer Solstice.” She will be reading from recently published work in journals, a poem that was short-listed for the Winston Collins’ Award in 2010.
Harding Russell will read one of Elizabeth Brewster’s poems, who unfortunately suffered a stroke last year after the launch of her last poetry collection, Time and Seasons.
Harding Russell will bring copies of previous poetry collections, Vertigo, and I forgot to tell you.