We are thrilled to welcome back Liz, Kateri and Jenny, and even more chuffed to welcome Amy to Livewords for the first time. We will also have an Open Mic following the readings.
Doors at 7:30 PM – Readings from 8:00 PM – PWYC Donations go to the readers.
Hosted by Edward Nixon. Open Mic hosted by Shawna Dimitry.
Come out celebrate the word with us as we ae back on the 2nd floor of the Black Swan! We’ll have some free snacks and the Swan’s well-priced beer and liquor.
Amy Lavender Harris is the author of Imagining Toronto (Mansfield Press, 2010), which was shortlisted for the Gabrielle Roy Prize in Canadian literary criticism and won the 2011 Heritage Toronto Award of Merit. Her next book, Acts of Salvage, explores what the contemporary city compels us to cling to or discard.
Liz Howard, a native varietal of northern Ontario, has taken root in Toronto where she engages in cognition research and poetics. She is a member of the Influency Salon editorial group and co-cultivates the AvantGarden reading series. Her work has appeared in The Capilano Review, ditch, Matrix, and Misunderstandings Magazine. Skullambient, her first chapbook, was published by Ferno House Press in 2011. In 2009 she was shortlisted for the LitPop Award for poetry
Kateri Lanthier was born in Toronto and has lived in St. Catharines, Sudbury and Kingston. She has a BA and MA in English from the University of Toronto. After working as an editor in educational publishing, she became a freelance writer for magazines, television and the web, specializing in design, architecture, decorative arts and fine art. Her poetry has been published in literary journals and magazines in Canada, the United States and England, including Descant, Grain, Matrix, The Antigonish Review, Poetry Canada Review, Acta Victoriana, The U.C. Review, The Greenfield Review, Saturday Night, Quarry, The Toronto Quarterly, Writing Women and London Magazine, and she has served on the editorial board of Descant. Her collection Reporting from Night was published by Iguana Books in 2011. Her poem “THE COIN UNDER THE LEFTMOST SLIDING CUP” won the 2013 Walrus Poetry Prize and can be read here. Kateri Lanthier lives in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood with her husband and three children.