David Bradford is a poet based in Toronto. His work has appeared in a variety of places, including Lemon Hound and Prairie Fire. Currently an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph, he curates and hosts the Slo-Po group reading series for Knife|Fork|Book, a local poetry bookstore and imprint. His latest chapbook, Call Out, is forthcoming with them in 2017.
Mark Jordan Manner is the author of the novel Most Perfect Things About People (forthcoming April 2017). He is currently at work on his second novel, tentatively titled The Stratagems. He lives in Toronto.
Jess Taylor is a Toronto writer of poetry and fiction. In 2015, she released Pauls (BookThug), and the title story from the collection, "Paul," received the 2013 Gold Fiction National Magazine Award. She's also written two chapbooks of poetry, And Then Everyone... (Picture Window Press) and Never Stop (Anstruther Press). She is currently working on a second collection and a novel.
M-E Girard is a pediatric nurse by night and a YA author by day. M-E is a two-time Lambda Literary fellow, and her debut novel Girl Mans Up, a William C. Morris Award finalist, was released in September 2016 (HarperTeen/HarperCollins Canada).
Doors at 7:30. Readings at 8:00. The Steady Cafe & Bar [1051 Bloor St. W.]