The Grey Border Reading Series: Season Premiere

The Grey Borders Reading Series
Friday 26 September at 8PM
Poetry reading featuring Jimmy McInnes, Jess Taylor, Dave Haskins, and Natalee Caple

The Grey Borders Reading Series is back for another incredible schedule of readings! We are very excited to be featuring the emerging and established talent of: Jimmy McInnes, Jess Taylor, Dave Haskins, and Natalee Caple.

Come join us for this event! The night will be filled with excitement, and to bump up the fun we will be making an open and collaborative renga!

Jimmy McInnes was born and raised on Ontario’s Bruce Peninsula. His first chapbook, Begin Speech With, was released by Ferno House in the Fall of 2013. His poetry has appeared in various journals, including This Magazine, ditch, The Puritan, Descant, and the Capilano Review Web Folio. His work has been short-listed for the Great Canadian Literary Hunt, and the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. He lives in Toronto, where he completed his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph, and is currently employed as a political hack. His first book-length work of poetry, A More Perfect, is forthcoming from BookThug in Spring 2015.

Jess Taylor is the host and founder of The Emerging Writers Reading Series. She writes poems, stories, novels, and songs. Sometimes she draws and paints. She co-edited Echolocation Magazine and blogs for The Puritan’s Town Crier. Most recently, her work was published in Little Brother, Little Fiction, Great Lakes Review, and Emerge Literary Journal. Jess just graduated from The University of Toronto’s English in the Field of Creative Writing Master’s Program.

David Haskins is published in over thirty literary journals, anthologies, and books, and has collected his earlier poems in the book Reclamation. He has won first prizes from the CBC Literary Competition, the Canadian Authors Association, and the Ontario Poetry Society. He lives in Grimsby, Ontario.

Natalee Caple is the author of seven books of poetry and fiction and the co-author of several incarnations of a full-length play titled irobot (based on jason Christie’s work of poetry) with theSwallow-a-Bicycle Theatre Collective. Her most recent novel, In Calamity’s Wake was publihed to international acclaim in Canada and the US in 2013. Her collection of poetry, A More Tender Ocean, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Natalee teaches literature and creative writing at Brock University.

Don’t miss out St. Kitts – this is going to be a great beginning to a huuuuuge year!