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  • The Steady 1051 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON, M6H 1M4 Canada

Award-winning playwright and animal-fanatic, Radha Menon was a working actor in British Theatre and television. She moved to Canada and learned how to make films; but returned to her theatrical roots to explore the use of heightened language. In addition, Menon is an award-winning art director for indie and art house films and an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at University of Guelph. Her play Ganga’s Ganja, finalist of Herman Voaden Playwriting contest 2013 opens at Storefront Theatre, Toronto in April 2018. 

Rebeccah Love is a Toronto-based filmmaker. She enjoys long walks around the city and watercolour painting. Her latest film Acres will be released in the early summer.

Sarah Feldbloom is a writer, editor, audio producer and community-media facilitator. You can find her work in a variety of publications including Carousel, Metatron’s “ÖMËGÄ Blog,” The Puritan's "Town Crier," The Feathertale Review, The Toronto Star’s “Africa Without Maps” blog, Incongruous Quarterly, Shameless Magazine and more. Right now, she’s working on a novel about the impact of youth culture on Canadian identity, told from the perspectives of resilient characters in each of the thirteen provinces and territories. She’s also finishing up Schooled, a novella about a young teacher who moves to an indigenous community by the James Bay, and becomes immersed in the relationality of trauma.

Adnan Khan has written for VICE, Globe and Mail, Hazlitt and others. He was awarded the 2016 RBC Taylor Emerging Writer Award and has been nominated for a National Magazine Award.

Allison LaSorda writes poetry and fiction. She holds an MFA from the University of Guelph, where she received the HarperCollins Scholarship. A recipient of scholarships from the Banff Centre Writing Studio and the Vermont Studio Center, her writing can be found in Brick, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Riddle Fence, The National Post, [PANK], and The Fiddlehead. Her first collection of poems, Stray, was published by icehouse poetry / Goose Lane Editions in April 2017. After moving around many cities between Ontario and the Maritimes, she now lives in Toronto.

Michael Fraser has been published in numerous national and international anthologies and journals including: Paris Atlantic, Arc, CV2, and The Caribbean Writer. He was published in the Best Canadian Poetry in English 2013. He won Freefall’s 2014 and 2015 Poetry Contests. He won the 2016 CBC Poetry Prize. His latest book is To Greet Yourself Arriving (Tightrope Books, 2016).

Doors at 7:30. Readings at 8:00. The Steady Cafe & Bar [1051 Bloor St. W.]

March 30
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