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Readings at the Common at FOOD & LIQUOR, the April Edition
Although our beloved venue is unavailable on account of a holiday, this month we'll be barhopping our way to an exquisite treat--an evening of readings at my favourite new bar: Food and Liquor! @ 1610 Queen St. W.
Check out their FB page and scroll down for a photo that depicts their delicious menu:
Food & Liquor also boasts a full bar with artisan cocktails try the Vieux Carr! and their beer service features exclusively alternating rare craft beer selections at $6.50 a pint. Sound okay? Okay!
But enough of our generous hosts! In the spirit of poetry month, we'll also be treated once again to a selection of Toronto's most exceptionally talented wordsmiths:
ANITA LAHEY is a poet, journalist, reviewer and essayist. Her prose collection The Mystery Shopping Cart: Essays on Poetry and Culture, was recently published by Palimpsest Press. She is the also author of two poetry collections: Out to Dry in Cape Breton 2006 and Spinning Side Kick 2011. The former was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award. Anita is a former editor of Arc Poetry Magazine. Her magazine journalism has appeared in publications ranging from The Walrus and Maisonneuve to Toronto Life and Cottage Life, and has received several National Magazine Award honourable mentions. She authors the blog Henrietta & Me: People and other wonders found in books anitalahey.wordpress.com.
D.D. WEST has written a book-length manuscript of fiction: "Army Brat" follows Russel Cooper across ten dislocationsthrough small towns, big cities, military bases, and civilian settings in England, Quebec, Ontario, Europe, the US, Asiaeach with a different cast of surrounding characters. The second story, Invincible, recently appeared in The Nashwaak Review. D.D. West has a Ph.D. in experimental psychology and work in ethics. D. D. West is a pen name.
MATTHEW J. TRAFFORDs fiction has appeared in The Malahat Review and Matrix and has been anthologized in I.V. Lounge Nights and Darwins Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow. He has won the Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction and an honourable mention at the National Magazine Awards, and twice been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Prize. He lives in Toronto, where he works with Deaf college students. The Divinity Gene is his first collection of stories.