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Biblioasis Fall Reading Tour- Hamilton
September 19, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Reading Room at Bryan Prince Bookseller
1060 King Street West, Hamilton
Free, everyone welcome.
We are delighted to team up with the folks at Biblioasis in Windsor
to present an evening with five of their authors who have new books this season. Please join us for this exciting evening of literature and poetry from one of Canada’s innovative publishing houses.
Readings by: Kevin Hardcastle (In the Cage); Cynthia Flood (What Can You Do); Alejandro Saravia (Red, Yellow, Green); Pino Collucio (Class Clown); David Huebert (Peninsula Sinking)
In the Cage: Daniel is one of the most feared cage fighters in Mixed Martial Arts, closing in on greatness until an injury ruins his career. Forced back to his rural hometown, career derailed, he slips into the criminal underworld, moonlighting as muscle for a mid-level gangster he has known since childhood. Battling a cycle of rural poverty, Daniel and his wife Sarah struggle to secure a better life for their daughter, but in this violent and unpredictable world of back-country criminals and county cops, Daniel sparks a conflict that can only be settled in blood. Written in spare, muscular prose, In the Cage penetrates the heart of what it means to endure life in the underclass, revealing the small joys found there. Kevin Hardcastle was a finalist for the 24th annual Journey Prize in 2012, and his short stories have been published in journals and anthologies internationally, including The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, The Puritan, The New Quarterly, Joyland, Shenandoah, The Walrus, The Journey Prize Stories 24 & 26, Best Canadian Stories 15. Hardcastle’s debut short story collection, Debris won the 2016 Trillium Book Award, the 2016 ReLit Award for Short Fiction, and was runner-up for the 2016 Danuta Gleed Literary Award.
What Can You Do: In these twelve stories that unfold over a few hours or a weekend or five decades, adults deceive themselves about their motives — greed, desire for control, jealousy, fear, ambition. With unflinching realism, reminiscent of William Trevor, Cynthia Flood exposes the failings of the human heart and, with a marvellous unsentimental brutality, leaves many a character unredeemed. Cynthia Flood’s stories have won numerous awards, including The Journey Prize and a National Magazine award, and have been widely anthologized. Her novel Making A Stone Of The Heart was nominated for the City of Vancouver Book Prize in 2002. She is the author of the acclaimed short story collections The Animals in Their Elements and My Father Took A Cake To France. She lives on Vancouver’s West End.
Red, Yellow, Green: In Montreal, Alfredo struggles with his memories of being ordered to commit an atrocity by the Bolivian army. Despising his nation as an oppressive sham, he falls for a woman who has no nation—a Kurdish freedom-fighter trying to blast an independent Kurdistan into existence. As the net of intrigue closes in on his lover, Alfredo must finally face his past. Refusing to be bound by style, genre, or language, Alejandro Saravia captures the tumultuous existence of the exile. Alejandro Saravia is a Canadian-Bolivian author. He settled down in Montreal in 1986 where he started writing again. His latest publications include Jaguar con el corazón en la mano (2010) and L’homme polyphonique (2014). He is the co-director of the Montreal literary magazine The Apostles Review.
Class Clown: Poems: More punk than prog, neither light nor overweight, the verse in Pino Coluccio’s second book hews to the classic themes of love, death and the passage of time, while presenting a cast of longers and losers whose admirable stubborn pluck is also at times tragic. A collection that above all champions that highest of human art forms: clowning around. Pino Coluccio’s poems have appeared in The Walrus and three anthologies. His first collection, First Comes Love, came out in 2005.
Peninsula Sinking: In his debut collection of short stories, David Huebert brings us an assortment of wounded wanderers who remind us that we are all marooned on the shores of being, watching oceans rise. Veterinarians, prison guards, and prosthetic phallus designers develop various schemes to navigate the ruins of their capsizing lives and to confront the beauty of their bruised worlds. David Huebert is a Canadian writer of poetry, fiction, and critical prose. His first poetry collection, We Are No Longer The Smart Kids In Class, was published in 2015 by Guernica Editions. David is currently a PhD student at Western University.