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Queer Within These Walls - Readings by Debra Anderson, Farzana Doctor and Pat Capponi

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Queer Within These Walls - Readings by Debra Anderson, Farzana Doctor and Pat Capponi
When

Friday, April 11, 2008 - 7:00pm

Where

Toronto Women's Bookstore
73 Harbord Street
Toronto, ON

Details

Queer Within These Walls on Friday, April 11, 2008 (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.). All are welcome to this FREE event! Featuring three local queer writers who will read from their novels on themes of working and living within mental health institutions. Come see Debra Anderson (Code White), Farzana Doctor (Stealing Nasreen) and Pat Capponi (Last Stop Sunnyside), at the Toronto Women's Bookstore (73 Harbord Street). Short Q & A & discussion afterwards. Books will be on sale and authors will be available to sign books. A 2008 LGBTQ Health Matters Week event. Co-sponsored by the Sherbourne Health Centre and the Toronto Women's Bookstore. For more info visit www.lgbtqhealthmatters.com call 416.324.4177 or email mclarke@sherbourne.on.ca

3/4 nervous nelly. 1/4 running with scissors, Debra Anderson has been anthologized in Brazen Femme: Queering Femininity, Geeks, Misfits and Outlaws, and Bent On Writing. She facilitated a Creative Writing Workshop at Word on the Street (September 2007) and organizes the local reading series, Get Your Lit Out. Code White (McGilligan Books, 2005) is her first novel, which Debra toured across Canada and launched in a blizzard at the Toronto Women's Bookstore. Check out www.debraanderson.ca for more details.

Pat Capponi has carved a career for herself as an author, public speaker, group facilitator, and anti-poverty activist. Her five works of non-fiction and her new mystery series all centre around issues of poverty, mental illness, abandonment, and struggle. Check out www.patcapponi.ca for more information.

Farzana Doctor is a Toronto-based author and social worker. Her novel, Stealing Nasreen (Inanna, 2007) has received critical acclaim from the Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, and NOW Magazine. She has had her poetry, reviews, short stories and creative non-fiction published in NOW, Trikone, Herizons, Siren, Aurat Durbar and Sightlines 7 Anthology. She has also co-written a manual for therapists and was part of the video collective that produced the documentary, “Rewriting the Script”. She is now working on her second novel. For more information, check out www.farzanadoctor.com

Location

Toronto Women's Bookstore
73 Harbord Street
Toronto, ON

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