Toronto Lit Up: FEEL WAYS
April 30 at 8:00pm
Join Adrian De Leon, Téa Mutonji and Natasha Ramoutar on Friday, April 30 at 8pm to celebrate the launch of FEEL WAYS: A Scarborough Anthology with Mawenzi House. The event will feature a moderated discussion with the editors, hosted by Diriye Hassan, followed by a mix and mingle with contributors. The event is FREE, however they will be collecting optional donations for Boys and Girls Club of West Scarborough and East Scarborough Boys and Girls Club.
FEEL WAYS is a breakthrough anthology of works by writers of Scarborough, Ontario. It is inspired by the suburb of Scarborough, shedding light on its myths and stories. The collection includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and an introduction by the editors.
Purchase your copy of the book here from Another Story Bookstore, the official bookseller of the event. The first 50 orders of FEEL WAYS through the Another Story Bookshop website will include a limited edition FEEL WAYS sticker!
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Diriye Hassan likes doing cool things with great people. His work and experiences cover a wide spectrum of organizations from VEX Robotics to the University of Toronto, from TIFF to the Regent Park Film Festival. He is currently a program manager with REEL CANADA for their REEL Opportunities programme while also working on several different things that he promised several different people he’d finish soon.
Adrian De Leon is a writer and educator from Manila by way of Scarborough. He is the author of two poetry collections: Rouge (Mawenzi House, 2018), and barangay: an offshore poem (Buckrider Books/Wolsak & Wynn, 2021). He lives in Los Angeles, where he is a professor of Asian American studies at the University of Southern California.
Born in Congo-Kinshasa, Téa Mutonji’s work focuses primarily on friendship, womanhood, race and sexuality. Her debut collection of short stories, Shut Up You’re Pretty was shortlisted for the Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize (2019) and won the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award (2020) and the Trillium Book Award (2020).
Natasha Ramoutar is an Indo-Guyanese writer by way of Scarborough (Ganatsekwyagon) at the east side of Toronto. She is the Social Media Assistant at the Festival of Literary Diversity. Her poetry collection, Bittersweet, was published by Mawenzi House in 2020.
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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