Date(s) - Apr. 27, 2020
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4 Writers, 1 Reading
Monday, April 27th, 7:00 p.m. Eastern
Join us for a live-streamed reading performance in collaboration with the National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts featuring Montréal-based writers K.B. Thors, Robin Durnford, Horatio Harrington and Tracey Waddleton.
This performance is part of the #CanadaPerforms initiative, made possible by the generosity of Facebook, Slaight Music, the RBC Foundation, SiriusXM Canada and the National Arts Centre.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
K.B. THORS is a poet, translator, and educator from rural Alberta. The author of Vulgar Mechanics (Coach House Books) and translator of Stormwarning by Icelandic poet Kristín Svava Tómasdóttir, she was nominated for the 2019 PEN Literary Award for Poetry in Translation and won the American Scandinavian Foundation’s Leif and Inger Sjöberg Translation Prize. She is also the Spanish-English translator of Soledad Marambio’s Chintungo: The Story of Someone Else. She was a Teaching Fellow in Poetry at Columbia University in the City of New York and has also taught at Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology and the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. Currently she is the 2020 CBC/QWF Montréal Writer in Residence.
ROBIN DURNFORD was born in 1974 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and grew up on the island’s west coast. She is the author of three poetry collections: A Lovely Gutting (McGill-Queen’s 2012), shortlisted for a Writer’s Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage and History Award; Half Rock (Gaspereau 2016), shortlisted for the E.J. Pratt Poetry Award; and GapToothed, which was set to be released this spring (Gaspereau 2020). She has also collaborated with multimedia artist Meagan Musseau on Fog of the Outport (Jackpine 2013), a limited edition prose-poetry chapbook, which eventually became the subject of a CBC documentary. Her poetry and prose has also appeared in magazines and newspapers across Canada, and she has read her work widely: from tiny villages in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Wales, and the west of Ireland to Halifax, Saskatoon, Toronto, Montreal, Mumbai and Bangalore, India. Durnford holds a PhD in English Literature from The University of Alberta and has taught at universities across Canada. She is currently teaching at John Abbott College in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec. She lives in Montreal.
HORATIO HARRINGTON is a poet and writer currently splitting time between Montreal and New Jersey. A Ph.D. candidate in English at Princeton University, Horatio researches representations of queer life within outskirt spaces. Recent work appears in the Lambda Literary Review, New South Journal, Cheat River Review, and TIMBER.
TRACEY WADDLETON is from Trepassey, Newfoundland. A finalist for the NLCU Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, her stories have won Cuffer Awards and have been published in Riddle Fence, The Telegram, NQ, Paragon 6 and several volumes of the Cuffer Anthology. In 2015, she received the Lawrence Jackson Writers’ Award from the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Council. Her first book, Send More Tourists… the Last Ones Were Delicious, was published by Breakwater Books Ltd. in July of 2019. Waddleton lives and writes in Montréal, Quebec. She is the inaugural recipient of the Quebec Writers’ Federation Max Margles Writing Residency and is scheduled to spend a month writing in Dublin in August.