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Sunday, April 23 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Readings from the Eclectic North

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Join us in celebrating our literary neighbors from the north for a cross-genre reading from three talented Canadian writers Leesa Dean, Susan Andrews Grace, and Jane Byers. Jane, whose poetry has been included in a Best Canadian Poetry anthology, will be celebrating her recent memoir Small Courage: A Queer Memoir of Finding Love and Conceiving Family, Susan will be reading from her sixth book of poetry Hypatia’s Wake, and Leesa Dean, whose story collection Waiting for the Cyclone was nominated for the 2017 Trillium and ReLit Awards, will be reading from her exciting new novella-in-verse based on the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop, title The Filling Station. Don't miss an eclectic hour of poetry, memoir and genre-bending CNF from these talented Canadian writers.

To attend this event, you must purchase a Book Fair & Events Pass which covers entry into our two-day Book Fair and all 17 events taking place at the Montvale Event Center. Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 20th at 8am.

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Jane Byers

Jane Byers’ memoir Small Courage: A Queer Memoir of Finding Love and Conceiving Family (Caitlin Press-Dagger Editions) was released in September 2020. She has also published two poetry collections, Acquired Community, (2016, Caitlin Press-Dagger Editions), a 2017 Goldie Award Winner... Read More →
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Leesa Dean

Leesa Dean is a graduate of Concordia (BA) and the University of Guelph's (MFA) Creative Writing programs and teaches Creative Writing at Selkirk College in Castlegar, British Columbia. Her previous publications include Waiting for the Cyclone, nominated for the 2017 Trillium and... Read More →
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Susan Andrews Grace

Susan Andrews Grace’s sixth book of poetry is Hypatia’s Wake (Inanna Publications, 2022.) Philosopher at the Skin Edge of Being (Signature Editions, 2013) was shortlisted for the 2014 Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry. She lives in Nelson, British Columbia where she... Read More →

Sunday April 23, 2023 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Montvale Event Center: Ella's Theater 1019 W 1st Ave