k | f | b FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY
PEDLAR PRESS BOOK LAUNCH
CONCETTA PRINCIPE THIS REAL JACK DAVIS FAUNICS w/ MARTHA BAILLIE
FRIDAY DECEMBER 15TH
knife | fork | book at The Dark Side Studio, 244 Augusta Avenue, Second Floor (walk-up above Bunner’s Bakery)
Doors 6:30 Poetry 7-ish Wear socks (we’re shoeless).
CONCETTA PRINCIPE writes poetry and fiction, and has published four previous works including Hiroshima: A
Love Story (2016), walking (2013), Interference (1999) and Stained Glass (1997). She received a PhD in Humanities in 2014; a scholarly work came out with Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. She is a sessional professor of literature / creative writing at York and Trent Universities, and lives in Toronto. She has published in online journals such as Lemon Hound and The Rusty Toque, and in print journals such as The Malahat Review, Grain, and Matrix.
JACK DAVIS was born in northern Ontario and lives in Parry Sound. For the past ten summers he has lived and worked at a remote fire lookout in the woods of northernmost northern Alberta. Faunics is his groundbreaking debut.
MARTHA BAILLIE was born in Toronto, and educated in a French-English bilingual school. She studied history and modern languages (French and Russian) at the University of Edinburgh. She completed her studies at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the University of Toronto. While at university, she became involved in theatre. In 1981, she took an extended trip through parts of Asia including Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Burma, Nepal and India. This experience inspired her to switch her focus from acting to writing. Today, she works part-time for the Toronto Public Library. Cannoing and hiking are two of her principal passions.