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Free-Hand Books Launch
When

Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 7:30pm

Where

Clinton's
693 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

Details

Free-Hand Books is launching four new titles on Wednesday, September 17th at 7:30 p.m. Head to Clinton's to celebrate the launch of Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott, It’s Hard Being Queen: The Dusty Springfield Poems by Jeanette Lynes, Mother Superior by Saleema Nawaz and Pathologies, by Susan Olding. Music by PorkBelly Futures.

Marina Endicott (Good to a Fault) worked as an actor and director before moving to London, England, where she began to write fiction. Since returning to Canada in 1984, she has worked as Dramaturge at the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre and Associate Dramaturge at the Banff Centre’s Playwrights Colony. Her first novel, Open Arms, was nominated for the Amazon/Books In Canada First Novel award in 2002 and serialized on CBC Radio’s Between the Covers. Her stories have been featured in Coming Attractions and shortlisted for both the Journey Prize and the Western Magazine Awards. She’s had three plays produced and her long poem, The Policeman’s Wife, some letters, was shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards in 2006. She teaches creative writing at the University of Alberta.

Jeanette Lynes (It’s Hard Being Queen: The Dusty Springfield Poems) has published three previous collections of poetry: Left Fields (Wolsak and Wynn, 2003, shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award), The Aging Cheerleader’s Alphabet (Mansfield Press, 2003), and A Woman Alone on the Atikokan Highway (Wolsak and Wynn, 1999). Her awards include the Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, the Bliss Carman Award, and first prize in the Grain Postcard Story Competition. She has been a visiting artist/writer-in-residence at Queen’s University, Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek, and the Saskatoon Public Library, as well as a faculty member of Francis Xavier University and the Sage Hill Writing Experience. She is currently co-editor of The Antigonish Review.

Saleema Nawaz (Mother Superior) has published fiction in journals including Prairie Fire, Grain, The New Quarterly and Prism International and she is an alumnus of the Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Her novella “The White Dress” won the inaugural Robert Kroetsch Award for Best Creative Thesis at the University of Manitoba, and her story “My Three Girls” will appear in the 2008 McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize Anthology. She lives in Montreal, where she is at work on a novel.

Susan Olding (Pathologies) was recently named one of The New Quarterly’s “Most Loved Living Writers” alongside authors including Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro. Her poetry and prose have appeared widely in literary journals and anthologies across Canada and the United States. She has been a finalist for a National Magazine Award, two Western Magazine Awards, and a CBC Literary Award; she is also a two-time winner of the Event Creative Non-fiction Contest and a winner of the Prairie Fire Non-fiction Contest. Her work has also appeared in such anthologies as Body Breakdowns: Tales of Illness and Recovery (Anvil Press), The Lucky Ones: Our Stories of Adopting Children from China (ECW Press), Between Interruptions: Mothers Write on Guilt, Anxiety, Ambition, and More (Key Porter) and Double Lives: Writing and Motherhood (McGill-Queens UP).

PorkBelly Futures — featuring Paul Quarrington, Martin Worthy, Stuart Laughton, Rebecca Campbell and Chas Elliott — takes writers, rockers, and classical musicians and does the only logical thing—creates an alt. country blues band. “These are literary blues tunes for people who have read Hemingway and Atwood and who understand the futility of trying to get your love’s attention when she’s wrapped up in Michael Ondaatje’s In the Skin of a Lion.” –Mike Regenstrief

Location

Clinton's
693 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON

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