Credit: Terry Hughes

Credit: Terry Hughes

Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m.
The Atwater Poetry Project, 1200 Atwater Avenue
The is a co-production with the Atwater Poetry Project. The event will also feature poets Gary Geddes and Pearl Pirie.

Talya Rubin is a Montreal born poet, actor and creator of new work for live performance. Her poetry won the National Bronwen Wallace award for Emerging Writers and was short listed for the Winston Collins/Descant prize for Best Canadian poem and The Montreal International Poetry Prize. Her first collection of poetry, Leaving The Island, was published by Véhicule Press in April 2015. After winning the “Battle of the Bards” at Harbourfront, she was invited to take part in the International Festival of Authors (IFOA) in fall 2015. Talya has toured with her original solo performance work to festivals and major interdisciplinary arts centres around the world (Canada, Australia and Europe). ABC Radio National (Australia) commissioned Talya to adapt and perform Ariadne’s Thread as a radio drama, broadcast nationwide and The Girl With No Hands was nominated for a MECCA (Montreal English Critics Circle Award) for best new text. As a teacher, Talya has lead workshops at AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School), NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts), Darlinghurst Theatre, Sydney University and McGill. Her writing has appeared in Matrix, Grain, Hazlitt, ascent, and Macleans. Talya holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC, and a BA in literature and theatre from Bard College, NY.

Visit Talya Rubin online at talyarubin.weebly.com and tooclosetothesuntheatre.com


Credit: Elizabeth Grace

Credit: Elizabeth Grace

Saturday, April 9, 11:00 a.m.
ImagiNation Festival, Morrin Centre, 44 Chaussée des Écossais, Québec, QC, G1R 4H3
The is a co-production with the ImagiNation Festival.

ImagiNation festival

Jack Hannan’s first book of poetry was published in 1976. His second book, Some frames, was published in 2011 by Cormorant Books, and was short-listed for the QWF A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. That was followed by A rhythm to stand beside (Cormorant, 2013). The Poet is a Radio, published in April, 2016, by Linda Leith Publishing, is his first novel. He has worked for many years in the world of books, both as a bookseller and in publishing. He lives with his family in Montreal, where he works for McGill-Queen’s University Press.

QWF gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des Arts du Canada