Common Readings - The January Edition
It's another year of Common Readings, which means another season exceptional writers of all kinds. We're kicking off 2019 with an absolutely stellar line up with a promise of many more to come for this year! Check out www.commonreadings.com to see what's on deck for the next few months!
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CODY ALEXANDER JOSEPH CAETANO is an Anishinaabe and Portuguese writer. Cody is finishing his MA in Creative Writing at the University of Toronto, where he facilitates workshops, serves as the co-editor (‘echo-lo-chief’) for Echolocation literary journal, and is at work on a nonfiction manuscript under the mentorship of Sto:lo writer Lee Maracle.
MARGEAUX FELDMAN is a writer and educator living in Toronto, where she’s finishing her PhD in English Literature and Sexual Diversity Studies at U of T. She’s also one of the founders of Sick Theories and is the curator of Unruly Bodies: A Night of Storytelling. Her writing has appeared in The Vault, Minola Review, The Puritan, GUTS Magazine, and in various zines across the city. She’s currently at work on a memoir entitled The Bed of Sickness: Essays on Care.
TREVOR CORKUM's novel The Electric Boy is set to debut with Doubleday Canada. An award-winning writer, educator, scholar, and editor, he has facilitated workshops and lectured across Canada and around the world. His fiction, essays, journalism and reviews appear regularly in periodicals such as the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail and his work has been recognized with nominations for the Journey Prize, a National Magazine Award for Fiction, a Western Magazine Award for Personal Journalism, the CBC Short Story Prize, and the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize.
Trevor was the 2017 Writer-in-Residence at Lester B. Pearson United World College and a 2017 Writer-in-Residence on the Canada C3 expedition. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and an MA in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto. A current PhD student in Adult Education at the University of Toronto, his research uses narrative and storytelling to explore notions of home, belonging, and identity in a globalized world. He divides his time between Toronto and the south shore of Prince Edward Island.