Meeting ID: 619-763-5308
Phone in: 65-558-0588
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 virtual book launch. This event is presented in partnership with Glad Day Bookshop with guest appearances by Denise Booth (host) and Jennifer Alicia Murrin (co-reader)
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.
Jennifer Alicia Murrin is a queer, mixed (Mi’kmaq/Settler) spoken word artist originally from Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland), now residing in Tkaronto, Ontario. She is a Canadian National Poetry Slam Champion with her 2017 Toronto Poetry Slam Team, arts educator, activist, and member of Seeds & Stardust: an Indigenous women’s poetry collective. Jennifer Alicia Murrin’s poetry tells stories of love and rage.
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.