Draft Reading Series
Reading Series … In process since 2005

Another fabulous edition of Draft is on its way December 3 2017

DRAFT 13.2
December 3, 2017
3 p.m.
The Dock on Queen
932 Queen St. E.

With new and unpublished work by

Vince Colistro
Christine Higdon
Jess Taylor

… and including Part One of a dynamic and process oriented collaboration between

Jade Wallace and Joshua P’ng

Here’s some more information about the authors:

Vincent Colistro‘s poems have appeared in The Walrus, Hazlitt, Geist, Arc and elsewhere. He was a prize-winner in the 2012 Short Grain contest, and was nominated for National Magazine Award for Poetry in 2014. Late Victorians (Signal Editions, 2016) is his first book. He lives in Toronto.

Christine Higdon’s novel The Very Marrow of Our Bones, which will be published in April 2018 by ECW Press. Her story, “Because We’re Not at the Ocean,” was shortlisted for the 2016 CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize. Her short story, “Promoted to Glory,” appeared last spring in Plenitude Magazine. The New Quarterly will be publishing another short story, “Dysplastic Man!” in an upcoming issue. Originally from rural BC, Christine now lives in Mimico where, when she is not working, editing, reading, or writing, she hooks rugs and worries about the bees.

Joshua 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.

Jess Taylor is a Toronto writer and poet. She founded The Emerging Writers Reading Series in 2012. Pauls, her first collection of stories, was published by BookThug in 2015. The title story from the collection, “Paul,” received the 2013 Gold Fiction National Magazine Award. Jess has also released two chapbooks of poetry, And Then Everyone: Poems of the West End (Picture Window Press, 2014) and Never Stop (Anstruther Press, 2014). Jess is currently at work on a second collection, a novel, and continuation of her life poem, Never Stop.

Jade Wallace is a writer from the Niagara fruit belt currently working in law and trying to be a good Draft Reading Series collective member in Toronto, Ontario. Jade’s short fiction, poetry, and essays have been published in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Ireland, and New Zealand, including in The Dalhousie Review, The Town Crier, Pac’n Heat: A Noir Homage To Ms. Pac-Man from AGP Books, Breakfast in a Day from Death Cookie Soup, and seven chapbooks from Grey Borders Books. Jade plays ukulele in The Leafy Greens, a band that has been incorrectly described as “psychedelic stoner metal.” Regrettably, Jade Wallace was not the inspiration for the lascivious novel of the same name.