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Best Canadian Poetry Reading Series: Coach House Books

Toronto's Windup Bird Cafe offers both delicious food and social progamming—with a bite! Curated by Sang Kim, Windup hosts a fantastic Best Canadian Poetry Reading Series once a month, and this month, the spotlight is on Coach House Books.

On November 19, all are welcome to join us at Windup for an incredible night of poetry, food, and drinks! RSVP-ers have the option to purchase a 3-course prix fixe dinner by acclaimed chef Yumiko Kobayashi. The cost: $25 + HST + Gratuity. Otherwise, this event is FREE to attend, and features:

Margaret Christakos is a worker in the field of letters. She has published eight previous collections of poetry and a novel. As well as writing and teaching part-time, she designed and facilitated Influency: A Toronto Poetry Salon from 2006 to 2012, and edits with influencysalon.ca. Born and raised in Sudbury, she and her family live in Toronto. She will read from Multitudes.

Jenny Sampirisi is the author of the novel is/was from Insomniac Press. She is the Managing Editor of BookThug where she also edits the Department of Narrative Studies imprint, which focuses on innovative prose. She is co-director of the Toronto New School of Writing, a series of reading and writing workshops designed and facilitated by working writers. She teaches English Literature and Composition at Ryerson University. Croak is her first poetry collection.

David Seymour's Inter Alia was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award. His poems have been included in three Best Canadian Poetry anthologies, shortlisted for the CBC Literary Award and used as song lyrics for The Warped 45’s. David lives in Toronto. He will read from For Display Purposes Only.

Matthew Tierney is the author of three books of poetry. His most recent is Probably Inevitable, which won the 2013 Trillium Book Award for Poetry in English. His previous book, The Hayflick Limit, was shortlisted for a Trillium Book Award. He is a former recipient of the K.M. Hunter Award, and has placed his poems in numerous journals and magazines across Canada. He lives in Toronto.

You can email justin@windupbird.ca to reserve seats!


Best Canadian Poetry Reading Series: Coach House Books

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