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Toronto Lit Up: Catherine Graham

April 15 at 7:00pm
Catherine Graham Toronto Lit Up banner with the book cover of AETHER and "Book Launch Free Thursday April 15 7pm". Includes TIFA, Toronto Arts Council and Wolsak and Wynn logos

Join poet and novelist Catherine Graham in celebrating the virtual launch of her new poetry Æther: An Out-of-Body Lyric on Thursday, April 15 at 7:00pm with Wolsak & Wynn and special guest Kathleen McCracken!

About the Book

In Æther, Catherine Graham has created a luminous homage to family, to cancer and to the strange windings of truth. Swimming through time and space, Graham introduces her mother, her father and herself and the cancers that pull them apart and bring them together. Memories mesh with visitations and multiple stories unfold of pain and loss, hidden tragedy, forgiveness and growth. With an otherworldly delicacy Graham stitches it all together to create a book-length lyric essay of lingering and profound beauty, a paean to the complexity of love and survival. You can purchase a copy from Wolsak & Wynn here.

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Catherine Graham HeadshotCatherine Grahamis the author of Quarry and six acclaimed poetry collections, including The Celery Forest, a CBC Best Book of the Year, and Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, a finalist for the Raymond Souster Award and CAA Poetry Award. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award and is a previous winner of TIFA’s Poetry NOW. Her seventh poetry collection, Aether: An Out-of-Body Lyric, appears this fall and her second novel, The Most Cunning Heart, is forthcoming. Visit her online at www.catherinegraham.com and @catgrahampoet. Photo credit: Marion Voysey.


Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 to December 2020, Toronto Lit Up has produced 107 events to launch 131 books by 177 Toronto authors. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.

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