Draft Reading Series
Reading Series … In process since 2005

First Draft of 2018 February 4th

We look forward to seeing you at the first Draft of 2018!

February 4
3 p.m.
The Dock on Queen
932 Queen St. E.

With new and unpublished work by

Adom Acheampong
Stevie Howell
Sofia Mostaghimi
E. Martin Nolan
Sofi Papamarko

Here is some more information about this month’s authors …

Sofi Papamarko is a writer and matchmaker (love, not sulphur) who lives in the west end of Toronto. You can follow her on Twitter @sofipapamarko

Adom Acheampong is an emerging writer, working primarily in short fiction and poetry. Adom graduated from Ryerson University in 2016, where she studied Arts and Contemporary Studies, and received a minor in English. Currently, Adom works within Toronto’s vibrant arts and cultural community, where she aims to create meaningful opportunities for individuals to engage with art.

Stevie Howell is an Irish-Canadian writer & editor. A first collection of poetry, Sharps (Goose Lane, 2014), was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. A second book, I left nothing inside on purpose, is forthcoming in 2018 from Penguin Random House Canada. Stevie’s poetry has appeared in U.S. publications including BOAAT, Prelude, Prairie Schooner, The Cossack Review, Gigantic Sequins, & The Best American Poetry site; & in Irish & U.K. publications including The Rialto, The Moth, Southword, & Banshee; & in The Best Canadian Poetry (2014 & 2015), Hazlitt, The Walrus, Geist, & Maisonneuve. Their critical writing has been published in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, National Post, The Globe & Mail, & Quill & Quire. Stevie is the poetry editor at This Magazine & an MFA candidate in creative writing at NYU.

Sofia Mostaghimi lives, writes, and teaches in Toronto, Ontario. A graduate of U of T’s M.A. in Creative Writing program, she has had stories in The Unpublished City Anthology curated by Dionne Brand, THIS Magazine, The Hart House Review, Joyland magazine, and You Care Too Much: Creative Women on the Question of Self-Care, among other publications. She is currently working on completing her first novel. She can be found online at www.sofiamostaghimi.com

E Martin Nolan is a poet, essayist and editor. He edits interviews at The Puritan, where he’s also published numerous essays, interviews and blog posts. He teaches in the Engineering Communication Program at The University of Toronto. Born and raised in Detroit, he attended Loyola University New Orleans, and received his Master’s in the Field of Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. His essays and poems have appeared in Arc, CNQ and CV2, among others. His long, illustrated poem about Donald Trump, “Great Again,” can be found here. His non-fiction writing focuses on literature, sports and music. His first book of poems, Still Point, was published with Invisible Publishing in Fall, 2017.