Sixty-five years after a group of curious idealists began this little company, Goose Lane Editions is still here, still curious and still feeding the minds of readers — one book at a time. Join us in celebrating the company that has become Canada’s oldest independent publisher, with readings from special guests Rebecca Fisseha, J.R. McConvey, Amy Spurway, Douglas Walbourne-Gough and Patricia Young.
Reception to follow.
This is a free event. Register at the link below.
Rebecca Fisseha's fiction and non-fiction explore the Ethiopian diaspora. Her writing has appeared in the Room, Joyland, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, and is forthcoming in Addis Ababa Noir. Her play wise.woman was produced by b current at the Toronto Theatre Centre. Born in Addis Ababa, Rebecca Fisseha now lives in Toronto.
J.R. McConvey's stories have been shortlisted for the Journey Prize, the Bristol Short Story Prize and the Matrix Lit Pop award. His work has appeared in the Malahat Review, Joyland, EVENT, the Puritan, the New Quarterly, carte blanche, filling Station and the Feathertale Review. He is the winner of the 2016 Jack Hodgins Founders' Award for Fiction.
Amy Spurway was born and raised on Cape Breton, where, at the age of 11, she landed her first writing and performing gigs with CBC Radio. She has worked as a communications consultant, editor, speech-writer and performer. Her writing has appeared in Today's Parent, the Toronto Star, Babble and Elephant Journal. She lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Douglas Walbourne-Gough is a poet and mixed/adopted Mi'kmaq from Corner Brook, Newfoundland. His poetry has appeared in Riddle Fence, Canadian Literature, Prairie Fire, Newfoundland Quarterly, QWERTY and Contemporary Verse 2. Crow Gulch is his debut collection.
Patricia Young has published 12 collections of poetry and one of short fiction. Her poems have been widely anthologized and she has received numerous awards for her writing, including the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, the B.C. Book Prize, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, a CBC Literary Prize, several National Magazine Awards, the Bliss Carman Award and the Confederation Poets Prize. She has twice been nominated for the Governor General's Award for Poetry. She lives in Victoria.