Ring in the (belated) new year with readings from Canada's best emerging writers! Doors open at 6:30p and readings begin at 7:00p. Here are the writers ready to delight you this JOLLY JANUARY:
At 18, Isabella Wang is a two-time finalist and the youngest writer shortlisted for The New Quarterly’s Edna Staebler Essay Contest. Her poetry and prose appears in Room Magazine, The /tEmz/ Review, Train Journal, Looseleaf Magazine, carte blanche, Invisible Blog, and The New Quarterly.
Vivian Li is a writer, musician, and inventor. Her creative works are published in journals such as The Window, The UC Review, and ellipsis… literature & art. She is currently editing her novel, and can be reached @eliktherain.
Margeaux Feldman is a writer and educator in Tkaronto. She’s finishing her PhD in English and is working on a memoir entitled The Bed of Sickness: Essays on Care.
Ashleigh Allen is a Canadian educator and writer, via New York City, currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Toronto.
Amanda is a poet and educator. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in the Literary Review of Canada, Prairie Fire, and Room. She is an assistant editor at The Temz Review.
ABOUT GLAD DAY BOOKSHOP
Glad Day Bookshop is the world's oldest surviving LGBTQ bookstore and also Toronto's oldest surviving bookstore. It is a wheelchair accessible bookstore, coffee shop, cocktail bar, event space and dance club. It is a flexible, inclusive space that is being used by the diverse LGBTQ communities of Toronto to amplify creativity, story, sexuality, liberation and love. Learn more: https://gladdaybookshop.com/
The EW Reading Series is dedicated to the professionally serious writer who has not yet published a book. Our readers have gone on to win awards, place their work, publish books, and gain further recognition as the up-and-coming writers of Canada. EW is committed to establishing a space that is safe and welcome to writers and audience members from underrepresented communities and we encourage you to write to us if you wish to join as a reader. We are happy to answer any questions about how we are creating this space and welcome feedback on how to be more inclusive.