Draft Reading Series
Reading Series … In process since 2005

Draft 13.5 April 8 — see you there!

We look forward to seeing you at Draft 13.5

April 8, 2018
3 p.m.
The Dock on Queen
932 Queen St. E.

With new work by

Sandra Kasturi
Tony Pi
Heather Wood
Helen Tran
Jade Wallace in collaboration with Joshua P’ng

Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer and editor, and the co-publisher of the World Fantasy and British Fantasy Award-winning press, ChiZine Publications. She is the co-founder (with Helen Marshall) of the Toronto SpecFic Colloquium and the national Chiaroscuro Reading Series. Sandra’s work has appeared in various venues, including ON SPEC, Prairie Fire, several Tesseracts anthologies, Evolve, Chilling Tales, A Verdant Green, TransVersions, ARC Magazine, Taddle Creek, Abyss & Apex, 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin, and Stamps, Vamps & Tramps. Her two poetry collections are: The Animal Bridegroom (with an intro by Neil Gaiman) and Come Late to the Love of Birds. She is currently working on two books: a new poetry collection called Snake Handling for Beginners, as well as a story collection, Mrs. Kong & Other Monsters. She is fond of gin & tonics, Michael Fassbender, and red lipstick.

Originally from Taiwan, Dr. Tony Pi earned his Ph.D. in Linguistics at McGill University and now lives in Toronto, Canada, where he writes fantasy and science fiction. He was a finalist for the 2009 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and was also a Writers of the Future Contest second place winner. He won the 2015 Aurora Award for Best Poem/Song, and several of his short stories have been nominated in the short fiction category of the Auroras. He works for the Writing and Rhetoric Program at the University of Toronto. www.tonipi.com

Joshus P’ng lives in Toronto, Canada and has honourable mentions from the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) writing competition. His work has appeared in the filling station, Dead Beats, untethered and the Great Lakes Review. While he is not writing he enjoys sketching people on the TTC, learning how to play the guitar and volunteering to stave off boredom.www.narrativeispower.com

Helen Tran has an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC. Her thesis project was a steampunk novel written under the supervision of Joseph Boyden and Annabel Lyon. She is a professor at Niagara College and lives in the Niagara Region with her husband, daughter, and a very important housecat. Her work has appeared in Ricepaper Magazine’s Currents anthology and in Grey Borders Magazine. She has forthcoming publications in Augur Magazine and Ricepaper Magazine.


Jade Wallace is a legal clinic worker in Toronto, Ontario whose short stories and poetry have appeared in The Dalhousie Review, The Nashwaak Review, Draft, Feathertale, Poetry Sz, Breakfast in a Day, Pac’n Heat: A Noir Homage To Ms. Pac-Man. Jade’s chapbooks are available from Grey Borders.

Heather J. Wood is the author of two books, Fortune Cookie, and Roll With It. She is also the 2016 World Fantasy Award-nominated editor of the Gods, Memes and Monsters anthology. Her writing has appeared in several anthologies and journals, and she is currently working on a comedic young adult novel and a series of poems about Marilyn Monroe. Heather wears many literary hats, including that of the artistic director of Toronto’s Rowers Reading Series.