February 21 2016
The Red Sandcastle Theatre
922 Queen St. E.
April L. Ford
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.