Friday, February 13, 2009

On Sunday March 1st, 2009

Four readers make the moment at Lit Live!

Susan Helwig reads from a selection of new poems that follow on the heels of Pink Purse Girl, her most recent collection from Wolsak and Wynn.

Jon Paul Fiorentino takes us Stripmalling through his novel recently published by ECW.

Jim Nason opens up the Housekeeping Journals, his first novel, published by Turnstone Press.

Robert Colman follows The Delicate Line, his first collection of poetry that was published in 2008 by Exile Editions.

Susan Helwig

For several years Susan Helwig produced and hosted the literary programme In other words at radio station CKLN-FM in Toronto. Her broadcasting stint closed with a flourish as she talked to Yann Martel about Life of Pi. Her work has been widely published and anthologized throughout North America, from ACTA victoriana to Zygote, most recently the Silver Boomers Anthology, Hammered Out and The Windsor Review. She is a member of the Draft Collective which runs a reading series in the Leslieville area of Toronto. Her first book, Catch the Sweet, was published by Seraphim Editions in 2001. Her second collection, Pink Purse Girl, was launched by Wolsak and Wynn in September 2006.

Jon Paul Fiorentino

Jon Paul Fiorentino is a writer and editor. He has published two books of poetry with Coach House: The Theory of the Loser Class (2006) and Hello Serotonin (2004). He also wrote Asthmatica (which was brought out by Insomniac in 2005). He has edited two anthologies: Career Suicide! Contemporary Literary Humour (DC Books, 2003) and Post-Prairie - a collaborative effort with Robert Kroetsch (Talonbooks, 2005). He lives in Montreal where he teaches writing at Concordia University and is the Managing Editor of Matrix magazine. His latest book is a novel, entitled Stripmalling (ECW).

Jim Nason

Jim Nason’s poems and stories have appeared in journals across the United States and Canada, including Best Canadian Poetry 2008. He has published two books of poetry: If Lips Were as Red (from Palmerston Press) and The Fist of Remembering (from Wolsak and Wynn). Nason’s debut novel The Housekeeping Journals was recently released by Turnstone Press in 2007. He teaches creative writing at George Brown College in Toronto.

Robert Colman

Robert Colman is a writer and editor based in Newmarket, Ontario. His poetry has appeared in literary journals across Canada, including The Malahat Review, CV2 and The Fiddlehead. His first collection of poems, The Delicate Line, was published in the fall of 2008 by Exile Editions.