Walt Palmer took his first flying lesson in 1967. He made a career of over forty years in the aviation industry, retiring in 2008. But two years ago, he entered the Certificate in Creative Writing program at University of Guelph, completed that, and has just started his MFA at Guelph.
Jacqueline Hanna is a writer from Montreal. She is a previous recipient of the Irving Layton Award for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in Soliloquies, Headlight Anthology, and Yiara Magazine. She spends her time cheering for the Habs and teaching English online.
Melanie Mah is the author of The Sweetest One (Cormorant Books, 2016) and is currently writing a family memoir. She lives in Toronto.
Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of three poetry books. Her first book won a ReLit prize, her second book was made into a short film and screened at festivals including TIFF and L.A. Shorts Fest, and her most recent collection, Light, won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Thammavongsa has been in residence at Yaddo. Next year, she will read her poems at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
Doors at 7:30. Readings at 8:00. The Steady Cafe & Bar [1051 Bloor St. W.]