7:30pm on Wednesday, February 23
Admission is free*
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
Incite will feature Steven Galloway interviewing Alexander MacLeod and readings by Gabriella Goliger and Théodora Armstrong *Let us know you're coming by registering here. Please note that registration is so that we know how many people to expect. Admission on the night is always on a first-come-first-served basis.
Light Lifting, Alexander MacLeod's long-awaited first collection of short fiction, offers us a suite of darkly urban and unflinching elegies. These are elemental stories of work and its bonds, of tragedy and tragedy barely averted, but also of beauty, love and fragile understanding (Source: Biblioasis).
Girl Unwrapped is a coming-of-age story set in 1960s Montreal. Toni Goldblatt's awakening to taboo desire conflicts with the expectations of her Holocaust-scarred parents and with the conservative mores of her times. Yearning to re-invent herself, she flees to Israel in the wake of the 1967 war, but the Zionist dream doesn't save save her. Only on her return to Montreal, when she discovers kindred spirits in the underground lesbian bar scene, does Toni begin to accept herself and find her own path.
Théodora Armstrong is a fiction writer and poet. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines such as Event, Prairie Fire, Grain Magazine, The Fiddlehead, Descant, The New Quarterly, and Contemporary Verse 2. Her short story, “Whale Stories”, was included in The Journey Prize Anthology 20 and won a Western Magazine Award. Currently her work can be found in Coming Attractions 10. She has recently completed a collection of short fiction and is now at work on her first novel.