Please join us February 21 for Draft 11.2

DRAFT 11.2
February 21 2016
3 p.m.
The Red Sandcastle Theatre
922 Queen St. E.

April L. Ford
Sharon Kirsch
Sheila Murray
Jason Paradiso
Phoebe Wang

What’s in store?

We’re never sure what to expect at DRAFT, and plans may change even on the day of the reading, but here’s a quick preview of what we think the readers will be up to.

Sheila Murray will be reading from her new novel, Edward. Set in Jamaica and Toronto, Edward is a novel about race and racism, the experience of loss and the value of friendship. April L. Ford will probably read a recently completed essay called “The Rag,” which will possibly eventually become part of a book of essays. We hope she does — but if not, we’re sure she has something marvelous in store. Sharon Kirsch will read an excerpt from her non-fiction work-in-progress about the family she never knew. Jason Paradiso plans to read from an on-going series of poetry, Cut Lines & Pulled Quotes. The poems are made up of clippings from various magazines. Phoebe Wang will likely be reading poems from a manuscript called Admissions Requirements.

Here`s some more information on the authors: Draft 11.2 author bios.

We are grateful for funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Special DRAFT 10th Anniversary Reading November 22

Please help us celebrate our 10th anniversary!

This special event on November 22nd, Process Product and Power: This is Not ‘So You Think You Can Write’will include author readings, talks, and lecture-demonstrations on ideas as process and the body, process and collaboration, achievement, success, and the pressures that come with it. There will also be a panel discussion on mistakes from both writing and editorial perspectives.

Join Us!

DRAFT Reading Series 10th Anniversary Celebration
Paint Box Bistro, 555 Dundas St. E.
November 22nd, 4-8pm

Special guests for the evening include Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, Fides Krucker, Kerry Clare, Ron Edding, Bryan Ibeas, Mary Newberry, and Ewan Whyte. Here is some more information about the authors: DRAFT 11.1 BIOS.

The timings are not exact, but here’s a rough schedule for anyone who needs it:
4 p.m. Doors open
MERRIMENT
4:30 p.m. Karleen Pendleton Jimenez, Fides Krucker
MERRIMENT
6:15 p.m. Panel on mistakes
MORE MERRIMENT

The event will wrap up at 8 p.m.

There may even be a few surprises throughout the evening, like our “participation publishing” project! And, as always, our DRAFT publication will be available at the book table.

We’re looking forward to seeing all the friends of DRAFT that have been so supportive over the past decade. For more more information on this event as well as other DRAFT news, be sure to join our Facebook group, and follow us on Twitter @draftreadings.

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We are grateful to the Ontario Arts Council for their support of this project.

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Draft Season Eleven is on its way

Please visit us at Word on The Street September 27 at Harbourfront.

At our table, we’ll be collecting stories of people’s traumatic triumphs and magnificent failures to publish in a special edition of the Draft publication and present at our tenth anniversary celebration, November 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Paint Box Bistro.  Please stop by to learn more details.

And here are the dates for this season:

11.1 November 22, 2015
Process, Product and Power: This is not “So You Think You can Write”
Draft tenth anniversary celebration

11.2 February 21, 2016
11.3 March 20, 2016
11.4 April 24, 2016
11.5 June 5, 2016

We are grateful to the Ontario Arts Council for funding

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Draft 10.7 May 31

There’s one last chance to catch a Draft reading this season. Please join us for Draft 10.7

May 31
2:30 p.m.
The Paint Box Bistro
555 Dundas St. E.

With new work by
Lee Gowan
Catherine Graham
Alexandra Leggat
Nicholas Power
Marnie Woodrow

Please click here to learn more about the authors.

Pick up your keepsake edition of Draft, a publication which is available only at the readings.

This reading is supported by the Toronto Arts Council with Funding provided by
The City of Toronto.

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Draft 10.6 April 26

Another edition of Draft is fast approaching!

Please join us April 26, 2:30 p.m. at
The Paint Box Bistro
555 Dundas St. E.

With new work by

bill bissett
Dawn Chapman
Julie Devaney
Elizabeth Ruth
thom vernon

You can find out more about the authors here.

This reading is supported by the Toronto Arts Council with Funding provided by
The City of Toronto.

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Draft 10.5 is coming March 22

We’re thrilled to present another edition of the Draft Reading series.

March 22, 2:30 p.m.
The Paint Box Bistro
555 Dundas St. E.

With new work by
Sandra Campbell
Susan L. Helwig
Shane Joseph
Lee Maracle
John Miller

This reading is supported by the Toronto Arts Council with Funding provided by
The City of Toronto.

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Want to find out more about the authors?  Please click here.

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Hope to see you February 22 at Draft 10.4

We’re looking forward to another fabulous issue of Draft at the Paint Box Bistro.

February 22, 2015
2:30 p.m.
Paint Box Bistro
555 Dundas St. E.

With new work by:
Suzanne Alyssa Andrew
Farzana Doctor
Catherine Hernandez
Donna Langevin
Karen Mulhallen

For more information about the authors, please click here.

This reading is supported by the Toronto Arts Council with Funding provided by
The City of Toronto.

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