Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Launch of Christakos's Welling and Zolf's Neighbour Procedure

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Launch of Christakos's Welling and Zolf's Neighbour Procedure

Monday, May 10, 2010 - 5:30pm



All are welcome to attend a cocktail-hour double-launch of Margaret Christakos's Welling (Your Scrivener) and Rachel Zolf's Neighbour Procedure (Coach House)—with special guests Lola Lemire Tostevin, Andrea Actis, Liz Howard and Reena Katz.


Margaret Christakos has published seven previous collections of poetry including What Stirs, Sooner and Excessive Love Prostheses (all Coach House) and a novel, Charisma (Pedlar Press). Her work has received the ReLit Award for Poetry, the Bliss Carman Poetry Award, two nominations for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and shortlisting for the Ontario Trillium Book Award. From Sudbury, she has lived in Toronto for 3 decades. Her newest collection, Welling, has just been released by the northern Ontario publisher Your Scrivener Press.

Rachel Zolf’s fourth full-length book, Neighbour Procedure, was recently released by Coach House Books. Previous collections include Human Resources (Coach House), which won the 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry, Masque (Mercury), Shoot & WeepHer absence, this wanderer. Born and raised in Toronto, Zolf lives in New York.

Andrea Actis is a writer from Vancouver currently living and studying in Providence, RI. Her poetry and criticism have appeared in The Capilano Review, The Rain Review of Books, and The Poetic Front.

Liz Howard, a native varietal of northern Ontario, has taken root in Toronto where she engages in cognition research and poetics. She is a member of the Influency Salon editorial group and co-cultivates AvantGarden, a new readings series which foregrounds innovative text and sound based performance by women. Her work has appeared in Misunderstandings Magazine and online at Matrix Magazine as part of the New Feminisms Supplemental. In 2009 she was shortlisted for the Matrix LitPop Award for poetry.

Reena Katz uses recorded sound, handmade electronics, wood and live performance to create diverse listening spaces. Her work explores gender, ethnicity, migration and anachronism with a constant reference to collectivity and oral archive. Katz’s compositions, installations and performances have been exhibited at galleries, festivals and on radio internationally, including Toronto, Montreal, New York and Berlin.

Lola Lemire Tostevin has published seven collections of poetry, a collection of critical essays, and 3 novels. She is presently working on her 8th poetry book and a stage play. She has taught creative writing at York University and served as writer-in-residence at the University of Western Ontario. She lives in Toronto with her family.

This free event runs from 5:30pm-8:00pm. Doors open at 5:00pm. Readings/performances by guests and the launchees. There will be a cash bar and books for sale.

For more information, contact or call 416-766-5406.


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