Draft Reading Series
Reading Series … In process since 2005

Draft 13.6 May 6th — our last reading of the season


There’s one last chance to attend a reading at Draft in Season 13.

Sunday, May 6, 2018
3 p.m.
The Dock on Queen
932 Queen St. E. at Logan.

With new work by

Sally Cooper
Faye Guenther
Lesley Krueger
Nisa Malli
Maria Meindl/Heidi Reimer (in collaboration)

Here’s some more information about the writers:

Sally Cooper is the author of the story collection Smells Like Heaven (ARP Books, 2017) as well as two acclaimed novels. Her third novel, With My Back to the World, is forthcoming in 2019 with Wolsak & Wynn. Her writing has appeared most recently in as CNQ: Canadian Notes & Queries, The Feathertale Review, Grain, The Millions and TNQ: The New Quarterly. In 2017, her writing was longlisted for the Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest and the Vancouver Women in Film and Television From Our Dark Side Contest. She is a Senior Editor of Hamilton Review of Books.

Faye Chisholm Guenther has published short fiction in literary journals including Joyland and Plenitude. In 2017, Junction Books published her chapbook, Flood Lands. She will have copies of Flood Lands at the reading. Faye is currently working on a collection of short fiction which she will be reading from at Draft.

Lesley Krueger is a novelist and screenwriter. Richard Dadd’s first cousin-in-law five times removed (if she has the genealogy right), Lesley drew on family information unknown to biographers in writing Mad Richard. The author of six books, she lives with her husband in Toronto where she’s an avid member of a women’s hockey league and a writer-mentor at the Canadian Film Centre. Find her online at LesleyKrueger.com.

Nisa Malli is a writer and researcher, born in Winnipeg and living in Toronto. Her poems have been published in Grain, Arc, Cart Blanche, Maisonneuve Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue and elsewhere. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria and completed a 2017 Banff Centre Emerging Writers residency. She is currently working on a manuscript of poems that offers benedictions, incantations, and instruction manuals for sick bodies.

Heidi Reimer’s short stories and essays have appeared in Chatelaine, The New Quarterly, Little Fiction, and Literary Mama, as well as in the anthologies Outcrops: Northeastern Ontario Short Stories and The M Word: Conversations About Motherhood. She can be found at www.heidireimer.ca.

Maria Meindl is the author of Outside the Box from McGill-Queen’s University Press, winner of the Alison Prentice award for women’s history. Her essays, poetry and fiction have appeared in journals and anthologies. Maria is the founder of Draft. She teaches Feldenkrais classes in Toronto. www.mariameindl.com