Friday, May 8, 2020 - 7:00 PM
Book Launch, Book Signing, Reading: Free Events | Toronto Lit Up

First Nations House, University of Toronto

Borden Building North, 3rd Floor
563 Spadina Ave
Toronto M5S 2J7
Cost: FREE

Join the Toronto International Festival of Authors and Brick Books in celebrating the release of Tyler Pennock’s poetry collection, Bones, through a Toronto Lit Up launch!

Let us know you’re coming! Please RSVP at the link below.

Bones, Tyler Pennock’s wise and arresting debut, is about the ways we process the traumas of our past, and about how often these experiences eliminate moments of softness and gentleness. Here, poems journey inward, guided by the world of dreams, seeking memories of a loving sister lost beneath layers of tragedy and abuse. With bravery, these poems stand up to the demons lurking in the many shadows of their lines, seeking glimpses of a good that is always just out of reach.

At moments heart-rending and gut-punching, at others still and sweet, Bones is a collection of deep and painstaking work that examines the human spirit in all of us. This is a hero’s journey and a stark look at the many conditions of the soul. This is a book for survivors, for fighters, for dreamers, and for believers.


Toronto Lit Up is a three year initiative, spearheaded by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, designed to spotlight Toronto’s writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Click here for more information.



  • Tyler Pennock

    Tyler Pennock is a Cree/Metis Adoptee from the Slave Lake area of Alberta. They're a graduate of Guelph University's Creative Writing MFA program. They currently live in Toronto.