Blue Coffee Reading Series #5: Jimmy McInnes, Patrick Connors, and Jack Hostrawser

PROUD TO PRESENT: Jimmy McInnes, Patrick Connors, and Jack Hostrawser. Hosted by Leigh Beadon.

JIMMY MCINNES was born and raised on the Bruce Peninsula. His first chapbook, Begin Speech With, was released by Ferno House in the Fall of 2013. His poetry has appeared in various journals, including This Magazine, ditch, The Puritan, Descant and Cough. His work has been shortlisted for the Great Canadian Literary Hunt, and the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. He lives in Toronto, where he recently completed his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph, and is currently employed in provincial politics.

PATRICK CONNORS chapbook, Scarborough Songs, was released by LYRICALMYRICAL Press on June 13. He has also recently had work published in Belgium, India, and Timmins. In celebration of National Poetry Month, he was featured on the blogs of The Toronto Quarterly and the League of Canadian Poets. He is a manager for the Toronto chapter of 100,000 Poets for Change.

JACK HOSTRAWSER is an award-winning young writer and is almost not a student of English and creative writing at York anymore. His fiction and poetry have been featured in Steel Bananas, Existere and The Quilliad, among others. He is currently researching a novel project and in his free time he worships a little-known Peruvian deity of death and destruction called Tus'kvim.

Doors open at 7:30pm and first reader is on at 8:00pm.

This is a PWYC event -- all proceeds go to performers

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Blue Coffee Reading Series #5: Jimmy McInnes, Patrick Connors, and Jack Hostrawser

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