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  • Tequila Bookworm 512 Queen Street West Toronto, ON, M5V 2B3 Canada (map)

Catherine Bush is the author of four novels, Accusation (2013), Claire’s Head (2004), The Rules of Engagement (2000) and Minus Time (1993). Her fifth novel, Elemental, is forthcoming in spring 2020. Bush’s non-fiction has appeared in publications including the Globe and Mail, the New York Times Magazine, the literary magazine Brick, and the anthology, The Heart Does Break. She lives in Toronto and is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Creative Writing MFA at the University of Guelph. 

Spencer Gordon is the author of the critically acclaimed short story collection Cosmo (Coach House Books, 2012) and the poetry collection Cruise Missile Liberals (Nightwood Editions, Fall 2017). He is a co-founder of The Puritan, the decade-old literary journal. His writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, EVENT, THIS Magazine, Poetry Is Dead, The Winnipeg Review, CNQ, Broken Pencil, Joyland and many other periodicals and anthologies. He lives and works in Toronto.

Rose Cullis writes plays, essays, stories, texts for dance, and sometimes poems. Most recently, a short film based on one of her short stories, The Year I Did Acid, premiered in the Open Art Short Film Festival in Dusseldorf, Germany. A number of her plays have been produced. Her last play, The Happy Woman, was produced by Nightwood Theatre and shortlisted for the Carol Bolt award. She’s had short stories, plays and monologues published in a variety of anthologies including Two Hands Clapping, Outspoken, You’re Making a Scene, Red Light: Saints, Sluts and Superheroes and Geeks, Misfits and Outlaws

Rebecca Kelly holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Guelph with a double major in Theatre Studies and Psychology. She has written various one act shows that have been performed through the University and performed in many other shows that she did not write. Rebecca has never been published and tells herself that that means she is 'underground' and 'hip'. It does not.

Greg Rhyno's debut novel To Me You Seem Giant is now available from NeWest Press His writing has appeared in PRISM International, Rhapsody, The Walleye, and Riddle Fence. Currently, he is an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph. He lives with his family in Guelph, Ontario.

Doors at 7:30. Readings at 8:00. Tequila Bookworm [512 Queen St. W.]

Earlier Event: November 30
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Later Event: March 29
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