Jeanette Lynes, Moez Surani, Timothy Quinn, John Terpstra, Eva Tihanyi, and John Calabro take the stage
on Sunday November 1st,
to woo and wow the Lit Live crowd with readings from new books.
Start time is 7:30 p.m.
at 27 King William Street, Hamilton, Ontario.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Jeanette Lynes has been a writer-in-residence at Saskatoon Public Library and Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek, B.C. as well as a Visiting Writer with the Women's Studies Department at Queen's University. She teaches at St. Francis Xavier University where she co-edits The Antigonish Review. Lynes has published four collections of poetry: most recently The New Blue Distance (Wolsak and Wynn), in which she distills Canada into poetry. Curling, spring in Saskatoon, and grape vines in Antigonish bind the country into the book. She also brings her debut novel from Coteau Books, The Factory Voice, which is rife with the ambition, friendship and loyalty of four strong women at a mysterious military factory. The Factory Voice was recently selected for the 2009 Giller Prize long list.
John Terpstra is the author of eight books of poetry, including Two or Three Guitars: Selected Poems. An earlier work, Disarmament, was short-listed for Canada’s Governor General’s Award. His poetry has won the CBC Radio Literary Prize and the Bressani Prize, and several Arts Hamilton Literary Awards. A previous non-fiction book, The Boys, or Waiting for the Electrician’s Daughter was short-listed for both the Charles Taylor Prize and the BC Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. His latest book, Skin Boat: Acts of Faith and Other Navigations, appeared in 2009 from Gaspereau Press. John lives in Hamilton and divides his working life between writing and carpentry.
Moez Surani is a poet and writer from Toronto. His writing has been included in numerous anthologies and literary journals, including Vallum and Prairie Fire. He has served as a writer-in-residence for the Toronto Catholic District School Board and as the curator for the Strong Words reading series. His multi-lingual upbringing is reflected in his award-winning writing. His debut collection of poetry is Reticent Bodies, recently released by Wolsak and Wynn.
John Calabro’s first novella Bellecour, published in 2005 by Guernica Editions, was named by The Globe and Mail’s First Fiction reviewer as one of the top five books in that category for 2005. He published a collection of short stories called Somewhere Else in 2006. His short stories and essays have appeared in Italian Canadiana, Strange Peregrination, and More Sweet Lemons (2010). The Cousin is his second novella and was recently published by Quattro Books.
Eva Tihanyi was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1956 and came to Canada at the age of six. She grew up in Windsor, lived in Toronto from 1981 to 1989, and then moved to Welland, Ontario, where she teaches at Niagara College. Tihanyi has published five books of poetry and one short story collection, Truth and Other Fictions. Throughout a freelance journalism career that began in 1978 and ended in 2008 when she decided to devote more time to her own work, Tihanyi reviewed over 250 books. Currently, she is at work on her sixth poetry volume and a second short story collection. She is the former editor of In Retro magazine.
Timothy Quinn is a writer, photographer, and editor who’s published on such diverse subjects as technology, psychology, education, law, and politics. His work has appeared in Z Magazine, The New Orleans Review, Red Wheelbarrow, and The Antigonish Review, among others. His novel Octopus Intelligence was published in 2009 by Guernica Editions.