The first event of Balderdash reading series in on Jan 18, 2018, Thursday, at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30) held at Robert Langen Art Gallery (Waterloo campus).
With generous support from the GSA and the Laurier Library, this is our first event this term, as well as our one year anniversary event! We also acknowledge support from the Wilfrid Laurier University Press for sponsoring books for our readers.
MARIAM PIRBHAI is the author of a debut short story collection titled Outside People and Other Stories (Inanna 2017), praised by award-winning novelist Shani Mootoo for its “clear-eyed compassion, generosity and literary brilliance,” and recently ranked among CBC’s top ten recommended “must reads” of 2017. Her short fiction has also appeared in numerous anthologies and literary journals, including Her Mother’s Ashes: South Asian Women Writers in Canada and the United States, Pakistani Creative Writing in English, jaggerylit and the Dalhousie Review. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University, and the President of CACLALS (the Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies), Canada’s leading literary association devoted to postcolonial studies and global Anglophone literature. She lives and works in Waterloo, Ontario.
From The New Quarterly: AMANDA LEDUC is a disabled writer whose stories and essays have appeared in publications across Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia. Her first novel, THE MIRACLES OF ORDINARY MEN, was published in 2013 by Toronto's ECW Press. Her new novel, THE CENTAUR'S WIFE, is forthcoming from Random House Canada. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario, where she serves as the Communications and Development Coordinator for the Festival of Literary Diversity, Canada's first festival for diverse authors and stories.
Born in Halifax, TRISH SALAH is the author of the Lambda Award-winning poetry collection, Wanting in Arabic, and of Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1, as well as co-editor of a special issue of TSQ on Transgender Cultural Production. She is a member of the editorial boards for Eoagh, Topia and TSQ. Her writing is available in recent and forthcoming issues of Angelaki, Anomaly, Somatechnics, Supplement, and in Fitzpatrick and Plett's anthology of trans-science fiction, Meanwhile, Elsewhere. She is currently an assistant professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston.
There will be a Q and A session following the readings.
The event is free, and all are welcome. There will be snacks and refreshments. This event is wheelchair accessible.
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