It finally feels like spring, and to celebrate we’re bringing you three fresh voices (and one fabulous guest host!) Join us and guest host Light Zachary this Thursday, April 25th as we welcome Simone Dalton, Craig Calhoun and Oubah Osman!
Simone Dalton is a writer and social change communicator. She holds an MFA from the University of Guelph, where she received the Constance Rooke and Board of Graduate Studies Research Scholarships. As a memoirist, she explores themes of grief, sense of belonging and place, race, class, and inherited histories. Her work has been published in The Unpublished City: Volume I, a 2018 Toronto Book Awards finalist curated by Dionne Brand, and in Black Writing Matters, edited by Whitney French. For two years, she was the co-host of Guelph’s Speakeasy Reading Series and completed a residency with Firefly Creative Writing studio in 2018. Her play Vows in Welcome to My Underworld is her first foray into theatre. Simone lives in Toronto and was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago.
Craig Calhoun is originally from a remote patch of Arizona desert but has been living in Canada since 2008. His work has appeared in several North American and European publications. He is also the winner of the Broken Pencil Literary Deathmatch (where he easily defeated the creator of the hit ABC sitcom, “Boy Meets World,” among others) as well as the Maisonneuve Genre Fiction Contest for Mystery. He currently resides in Toronto.
Oubah Osman is a Somali-Canadian writer from Toronto whose chapbook Hereditary Blue was recently published by Anstruther Press. She has been published in Room Magazine, The Puritan, and Unpublished City Volume II. She is an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph.
Meet us in the Tiki Room of the Tranzac Club (an inclusive & accessible venue!). Doors at 8, words at ~8:30. Pivot is generously funded by the Toronto Arts Council and Viewers Like You, so please PWYC (suggested donation $5).