With generous support from the Laurier Library and Dean of Arts, this is the second event of the fall term! We also acknowledge support from the Wilfrid Laurier University Press for sponsoring books for our readers.
Anubha Mehta is a Canadian writer and artist who was born in India. With a doctorate in Political Science, and two decades of Canadian public service experience, Anubha has been awarded for her leadership work with diverse communities. Her book, The Politics of Nation Building and Art Patronage (2012), was a culmination of years of her research in late 1990s. Peacock in the Snow (Inanna, 2018) is her debut novel.
Stevie Howell is an Irish-Canadian writer & editor. A first collection of poetry, Sharps (Goose Lane, 2014), was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. A second book, I left nothing inside on purpose, is forthcoming in 2018 from Penguin Random House Canada. Stevie’s poetry has appeared in U.S. publications including BOAAT, Prelude, Prairie Schooner, The Cossack Review, Gigantic Sequins and The Best American Poetry site; and in Irish and U.K. publications including The Rialto, The Moth, Southword and Banshee; and in The Best Canadian Poetry (2014 & 2015), Hazlitt, The Walrus, Geist and Maisonneuve. Their critical writing has been published in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, National Post, The Globe and Mail, andQuill and Quire. Stevie is the poetry editor at This Magazine and an MFA candidate in creative writing at NYU.
The New Quarterly writer, Tristan Marajh, currently works for the Markham Public Library system. He is very pleased to be part of the Balderdash Reading Series and The New Quarterly.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. There will be a question and answer session following the readings.
The event is free, and all are welcome. There will be snacks and refreshments. This event is wheelchair accessible.