Wednesday, March 21, 2007

The First Fictitious of Spring

The next Fictitious Reading will take place on Sunday, March 25th 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 Salvatore Difalco and Leona Theis. The evening will include readings by these talented writers, as well as an informal onstage interview with them. Stuart Ross will host and I will conduct the interview.

Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, the son of Italian immigrants, Salvatore Difalco attended the University of Toronto, where he completed an M.A. in English. After several years of writing poetry, Difalco turned to short fiction in 2004. He has since released one chapbook of stories, Outside (Black Bile Press) and has had short fiction published in a multitude of literary magazines. His first full-length fiction collection, Black Rabbit & Other Stories, is forthcoming from Anvil Press this spring. He currently lives in Niagara Falls.

Leona Theis grew up in a small town in eastern Saskatchewan. At various times she has lived in Vancouver, Denmark, France, and Australia. She is the author of two books of fiction: Sightlines, a linked short story collection that won two Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2000, and most recently a novel, The Art of Salvage. Theis was recently awarded first prize in the creative nonfiction category in the 2006 CBC Literary Awards. She is a past member of the board of the Sage Hill Writing Experience and has served as associate fiction editor for the literary magazine Grain. She lives in Saskatoon.

For more information on the series, see the Fictitious website.

1 comment:

Kate said...

It is amazing to see how much writing talent exists in Saskatchewan. I am just reading a novel by Sharon Butala, another wonderful SK writer.

You have a great blog.

from another Kate