The fourth instalment of The Fictitious Reading Series is fast approaching. It will take place on Sunday, March 26th at 7:30 pm in the gallery space above This Ain’t the Rosedale Library (483 Church Street, Toronto). This month’s featured writers are Clint Burnham and Elyse Friedman. The evening will include readings by Clint and Elyse, as well as an informal onstage interview with them. Stuart Ross will conduct the interview and I will serve as host.
Clint Burnham is a Vancouver writer and teacher. He is the author of several books of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction including Airborne Photo and Buddyland. Of his new novel, Smoke Show, the Calgary Herald said: "His ear for conversation is impeccable and often hilarious, as quintessentially low-brow Canuck as a squashed Kokanee can...What makes this book work is its spaciousness, creating a kind of post-modern mad-lib where the reader supplies the narrative connective tissue, not unlike an actual overheard conversation.”
Elyse Friedman is a Toronto writer. She is the author of two novels, a book of poetry, and several feature-length film scripts. Her first novel, Then Again, was short-listed for the 2000 Trillium Award. In a review of her second novel, Waking Beauty, Now Magazine said: “Think Kafka's Metamorphosis meets Extreme Makeover as interpreted by Robert Altman and you have an idea how brilliant Friedman is.” Elyse is currently working on a collection of short stories.
Come out on Sunday night to hear these excellent writers read from their work!