Thursday, February 7, 2008

Five Readers on March 2nd 2008

Stan Rogal reads from his latest novel As Good as Dead, published by Pedlar Press. (Or possibly he'll perform selections from any of his other numerous fiction and poetry publications.)

Ruth Edgett premieres passages from her first book, A Watch in the Night, recently published by Nimbus.

Garry Gottfriedson rounds up a herd of cowboy and Indian heritage poetry from his book Whiskey Bullets, from Ronsdale Press.

Mike Freeman rattles out the surreal, the romantic and the concrete from Bones, his latest collection of poems via Bibliopunk Press.

Camille Martin reads from Codes of Public Sleep, her first full-length collection of poetry from Bookthug.

Stan Rogal

Stan Rogal was born in Vancouver and now resides in Toronto. His work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies throughout Canada, the US and Europe. He is the author of nine poetry books, three collections of short fiction, and three novels, the latest being As Good As Dead which was recently released by Pedlar Press. He is also an actor, director and produced playwright. When he has time, he works for the Standardized Patient Program at the University of Toronto.

Ruth Edgett

Ruth Edgett was raised on the north shore of Prince Edward Island by a born-and-bred Islander father and a mother from "the other side" (Nova Scotia). Ruth spent time as a reporter for The Guardian in Charlottetown and the Evening Telegram in St. John's before becoming a communications consultant in Hamilton. An avid horseback rider and hiker, Ruth lives and writes in Ancaster. A Watch in the Night is her first book.

Garry Gottfriedson

Garry Gottfriedson, a member of the Secwepemc First Nation, lives in Kamloops, BC. He is a self-employed rancher with a Masters degree in Education from Simon Fraser University. His published works include Glass Tepee (Thistledown Press, 2002), which was nominated for a First People's Publishing Award 2004, and Painted Pony (Partners in Publishing, 2005) which was his first children’s story. He has read from his work across North America and Europe, and recently, in Taiwan. His latest book is a collection of cowboy and Indian heritage poems entitled Whiskey Bullets, published by Ronsdale Press.

Mike Freeman

Mike Freeman writes poetry, short fiction and screenplays. His first full-length book of poems, Cigarette Salad, was published in 2006. His work has appeared in Contemporary Verse 2, Carousel, Kiss Machine, Misunderstandings, Rampike and many other magazines. He has been featured at readings throughout the province and also hosts a weekly poetry reading series on iTunes. Bones, his latest book of poems, was published by Bibliopunk Press in December 2007.

Camille Martin

Camille Martin, a poet and collage artist, moved from New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina to Toronto, where images of ice and snow began to creep into her poems. She is the author of Codes of Public Sleep (BookThug, 2007) as well as several chapbooks. Her poems have been widely published in journals in the United States and Canada. Her current work in progress is a collection of edgy sonnets. She teaches literature and writing in the Department of English at Ryerson University in Toronto.