Join Lisa de Nikolits, John Jantunen and Jacob Wren for a live reading in Woodstock.
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Lisa is the award-winning, critically-acclaimed author of seven published novels to date: The Hungry Mirror, West of Wawa, A Glittering Chaos, The Witchdoctor’s Bones, Between The Cracks She Fell, The Nearly Girl and No Fury Like That (all Inanna Publications). Lisa’s short stories have appeared in Postscripts To Darkness, Volume 6, Maud.Lin House, Lynn Crosbie’s Hood, The Jellyfish Review, PAC’N HEAT (a Ms. Pac-Man noir collection), Thirteen O’Clock and Thirteen Claws (anthologies by the Mesdames of Mayhem) and The Whole She-Bang 3, a Sisters In Crime anthology. She has published poetry in the Canadian Women Studies Journal (Remembering, 2013, and Water, 2015).
John Jantunen lives with his wife and two sons in Guelph, Ontario. One of his short stories appeared in Fractured: Tales From the Canadian Post-Apocalypse and his debut novel, Cipher, was shortlisted for the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. Raw and unflinching, A Desolate Splendor weaves a stark, and eerily familiar, portrayal of life on the brink of extinction and heralds the rise of an exciting new voice in apocalyptic fiction. He is currently working on his third book.
Jacob Wren makes literature, performances and exhibitions. His books include: Unrehearsed Beauty, Families Are Formed Through Copulation, Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed and Polyamorous Love Song (a finalist for the 2013 Fence Modern Prize in Prose and one of the Globe and Mail’s 100 best books of 2014). His most recent novel is Rich and Poor. As co-artistic director of Montréal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART he has co-created the performances: Enfrançaiscommeenanglais, it’s easy to criticize, Individualism Was a Mistake, The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information and Every Song I’ve Ever Written. He travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art.