Come See: Code, O’Connell, Sternberg, VOX

Dear Youth,

If it’s not too cold, you should consider coming out to hear me read this coming Thursday at the Free Times Cafe (320 College St.) as part of Strong Words No. 65. With the new book coming out in the spring, this will probably be my only opportunity to read poems that aren’t about post-urban sprawl or plane crashes for a year or so. This is exciting. Here’s a link to the Facebook page for the event, but for those of you who obviously didn’t see The Social Network, I’ve pasted the bios below:


Please join us for the 65th Edition of the STRONG WORDS READING SERIES, featuring Devon Code, Grace O’Connell, Jacob McArthur Mooney, and Robert Sternberg. Hosted by Gillian Savigny.

Devon Code is from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. His fiction has appeared in journals, magazines and anthologies in Ireland, England and Canada. In a Mist, his debut collection of short fiction, was published by Invisible Publishing in 2007 and selected by… the Globe and Mail as a notable fiction debut of 2008. In 2010, his story “Uncle Oscar” won The Journey Prize. He teaches at Seneca College and reviews fiction for Quill & Quire. He lives in Toronto.

Jacob McArthur Mooney lives in Toronto and is the author of The New Layman’s Almanac (McClelland & Stewart, 2008) and the upcoming Folk (M&S, 2011). Folk is a book about the 1998 crash of Swissair 111 off the coast of Nova Scotia. He maintains the poetry blog Vox Populism and covers matters poetic for The Torontoist. Other recent creative and critical work can be dug up from The Walrus, Quill & Quire, and The Globe & Mail.

Grace O’Connell is a fiction writer. She was the winner of THIS Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt in 2007, and was shortlisted for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for an Emerging Writer in 2008. She holds an MFA from the University of Guelph. Grace’s work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, most recently in EYE Weekly. Her first novel has been purchased by Knopf/Random House Canada for publication in Spring 2012 as part of the New Face of Fiction program. Grace lives in Toronto.

Robert Sternberg lives in Toronto. A recent short story of his will appear in an upcoming issue of RiddleFence, a journal of arts and culture based in Newfoundland. He teaches English at Humber College.


Thanks to Grace who, via her blog, reminded me to publicize this event here, and made public mention of how very well indeed my ongoing conspiracy to vandalize my own wikipedia page is going. Note that I am now A. dead and B. a fetishist. I made only one of these edits myself.

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One Comment on “Come See: Code, O’Connell, Sternberg, VOX”

  1. Grace Says:

    I envy your wikipedia page and look forward to witnessing its evolution. There’s a long, interesting road that starts with “Dead Fetishist”…

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