Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Speakeasy Reading Series, with Teneile Warren, Richard Scrimger, Leigh Nash, Nino Ricci

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 7:30pm


Magpie Tavern
831 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON
M6J 1V4


Enjoy readings at Magpie Tavern with special guests Teneile Warren, Richard Scrimger, Leigh Nash and Nino Ricci.

Teneile Warren is a Jamaica born writer, director, poet and all around artist. She has been writing, directing and performing in monologues and plays for almost ten years. Warren has also contributed significantly to Jamaica's radio, television and film industries as a writer, producer and director. If she’s not writing, she’s cooking or thinking of something to write or cook and if she’s not doing either of those, she’s learning. She is a recipient of the National Honour of a Jamaica Creative Writing Award and just completed the commissioned piece, Look Ahead: A Musical, as a part Jamaica’s 50th year of Independence celebrations.

Richard Scrimger's second novel was a Globe & Mail book of the year and his first was a finalist for the City Of Toronto Book Award. His children’s fiction has won awards in Canada and the US and been translated into a dozen languages. His most recent offering is Me & Death, a true-to-afterlife adventure involving ghosts, car chases and talking body parts. Richard teaches at Humber College. He has four large children who seem to need a lot of driving around. Some people write for a living. Richard writes for his life.

Leigh Nash is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s MFA in Creative Writing program. She is a partner in the editing firm Re:word Communications, a publishing assistant with Coach House Books and a co-founder of The Emergency Response Unit, a chapbook press. Her first poetry collection, Goodbye, Ukulele, was published by Mansfield Press in 2010.

Nino Ricci’s first novel was the internationally acclaimed Lives of the Saints. It spent 75 weeks on the Globe and Mail‘s bestseller list and was the winner of the F.G. Bressani Prize, the Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Published in seventeen countries, Lives of the Saints was the first volume of a trilogy that continued with In a Glass House, hailed as a “genuine achievement” by The New York Times and Where She Has Gone, nominated for the Giller Prize. His other award-winning novels include Testament, a fictional retelling of the life of Jesus and The Origin of the Species.


Magpie Tavern
831 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1V4 43° 38' 53.16" N, 79° 25' 6.6" W

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