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Canisia Lubrin was born in St. Lucia where the entire town of Soufriere is built in the crater of a dormant volcano. She studied Creative and Professional Writing at York University. She's won awards: some for her writing, some for other stuff. Lorna Crozier once told her that she wanted to knit blue socks for her. She would very much like that to happen. In the meanwhile, she is working on her first novel as a student in the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program.

Nick Tooke was born in England and emigrated to Vancouver Island at 12. He has been writing for some time but is lazy about it. He moved with his family to Toronto to try and change that.

Meaghan Strimas holds a Masters of Creative Writing and is the author of two collections of poetry, Junkman's Daughter, and A Good Time Had by All. She is also the editor of The Selected Gwendowlyn MacEwen. Her work with the University of Guelph's Creative Writing MFA program began in 2007 and she feels lucky to have witnessed the careers of so many talented CW MFA authors come to fruition during her time with the program. Strimas wears many hats in the writing community: she is a managing editor at the Humber Literary Review, the academic coordinator of 'Creative Writing at Guelph', and an English instructor at Humber College. She lives in Toronto.

Doors at 7:30. Readings at 8:00. @ Magpie Taproom [831 Dundas St. W.]

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