TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY LIVING: ANALYZED
Indie press evening features Chris Gilmore, Richard Scarsbrook, and Paul Zits > SEPTEMBER 12
Type Books hosts the Toronto launch of three great new titles from some of Canada's finest indie presses.
Chris Gilmore will launch Nobodies (Now Or Never Publishing), a darkly comedic, genre-bending collection of short stories in which a neurotic teenager experiences his first rejection, a stalker emails her favourite movie star, a young man wages war against God, and much more. Richard Scarsbrook has collected a series of his one-hundred-word poems into Apocalypse One Hundred (Turnstone Press) each apocalyptic epic stripping back the veneer of our screen filled lives to expose every nip and tuck.
Joining the two Toronto authors is Calgary's own Paul Zits, who brings with him Leap-Seconds (Insomniac Press), a timely and urgent poetry collection that serves as a compelling treatise on institutional violence and a stark encounter with the apparatus by which it is so often normalized. The three authors will interview each other and discuss their overlapping interests in identity and life in the twenty-first century. And you can experience it all – completely free!
ABOUT THE POETS
Chris Gilmore has a Master's in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. He has published stories, essays, and reviews in several periodicals, including The New Quarterly, Matrix, Lemon Hound, and The Puritan. He lives in Toronto.
Richard Scarsbrook is the author of seven books (including Rockets versus Gravity and Cheeseburger Subversive) and has been published widely in literary magazines, anthologies, and journals. Scarsbrook lives in Toronto, where he teaches at George Brown College and the Humber School for Writers.
Paul Zits is the author of Massacre Street, which was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award and the IndieFab Award for Poetry and went on to win the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry at the 2014 Alberta Literary Awards. He is a regular instructor with the Writers' Guild of Alberta's WordsWorth Camp at Kamp Kiwanis, an instructor with the Edmonton Poetry Festival's Verse Project, and the Managing Editor of filling Station.
Indie Press Night at Type
with readings by Chris Gilmore, Richard Scarsbrook, and Paul Zits
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Tuesday, September 12, 7-9pm