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knife | fork | book
at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors: 6:30  Poetry 7
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.
DR JULIE MORRISSY is an Irish poet, academic, critic, and activist. She is a recipient of the Next Generation Artist Award from the Arts Council for 2018-19. Her first collection Where, the Mile End (2019) is published by Book*hug (Canada) and tall-lighthouse (Europe &UK). Her debut poetry pamphlet I Am Where (Eyewear 2015) was shortlisted for Best Poetry Pamphlet in the Saboteur Awards 2016. From 2015 to 2018, Morrissy was Vice-Chancellor Research Scholar at Ulster University, where she earned her PhD in Poetry and Poetics. She also holds graduate degrees in Creative Writing (University College Dublin 2013), and Literature (Ryerson University 2014), and a bachelor’s degree in Law (University College Dublin 2006). In 2016, Morrissy was included in “The Rising Generation” issue of Poetry Ireland Review, edited by Vona Groarke. In 2015, she was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize, and selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. Her creative and critical work has been published widely in Ireland, the UK, Canada and the U.S., including in gorseCyphersThe Stinging FlyPoetry Ireland Review, ASAP/Journal, The North and White Wall Review. She has represented Ireland at O, Miami Festival 2018 and Toronto International Festival of Authors 2016, and has given readings at Book Week Scotland, Strokestown International Poetry Festival, Dublin Book Festival, International Literature Festival Dublin, Cork International Poetry Festival, and knife | fork | book.
Sudbury Poet Laureate (2016-18) KIM FAHNER‘s publications include You Must Imagine The Cold Here (Your Scrivener Press, 1997), braille on water (Penumbra Press, 2001), The Narcoleptic Madonna (Penumbra Press, 2012), Some Other Sky (Black Moss Press, 2017), and These Wings, (Pedlar Press 2019). She travelled to work with Ken Babstock as mentor at the Sage Hill Writing Experience in Lumsden, Saskatchewan. In 2016, Fahner took part in a historical fiction intensive with Lawrence Hill at the Banff Centre in Alberta and visited Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre, to work with brilliant poets John Glenday and Jen Hadfield as my mentors. Her first literary mentor was the late Timothy Findley, through the Humber School for Writers. Fahner, “I owe my greatest debt of gratitude to him, and always will, because he helped me to realize that I was a writer above all else.”
SAMUEL GUEST is a poet living in Toronto. His work has appeared in Half a Grapefruit and Montreal Writes. His first collection is The Radical Dreams. Follow them on twitter @samuelguest123


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