Nov. 4: Marcus McCann, Shane Neilson and Lisa Pasold

Join us November 4 for a steamy November eve of readings by Marcus McCann, Shane Nielsen and Lisa Pasold.

Marcus McCann is the author of one trade collection, Soft Where (2009, Chaudiere Books), as well as six chapbooks: The Tech/tonic Suite (2008, Rubicon), Force Quit (2008, Emergency Response Unit), petty illness leaflet (2008, Onion Union), Basement Tapes (2007, with Nicholas Lea and Andrew Faulkner) Heteroskeptical (2007, above/ground) and So Long, Derrida (2006, UESA). His work has appeared in The Antigonish Review, Matrix, dANDelion, and other fine Canadian literary periodicals. He’s a host of CKCU’s Literary Landscapes and organizer of the Transgress Festival and the Naughty Thoughts Book Club. He lives in Ottawa, where he a member of the Ampers& Writing Group.

Shane Neilson published his first trade book of poems with Biblioasis this year, titled Meniscus. He has been anthologized in Braid and Shreve’s In Fine Form and Carmine Starnino’s The New Canon. He has been nominated for a National Magazine Award for poetry. He won the New Brunswick leg of the most recent CBC Poetry Face Off.

Lisa Pasold’s writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Chicago Tribune and Vancouver’s Georgia Straight. Her first book of poetry, Weave, appeared in 2004; Stephen Osborne in Geist magazine called the book “quite simply a masterpiece: there is more in these eighty odd pages than in most novels.” Her second book of poetry, A Bad Year for Journalists, appeared in 2006; The Globe and Mail called this “critical, darkly funny and painstakingly lyrical.” Rats of Las Vegas is Lisa’s first novel; please let me know if you would like a review copy. For more info about Lisa, you can visit her blog .

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
8 p.m. at the Press Club
850 Dundas Street West

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