Draft Reading Series
Reading Series … In process since 2005

Another edition of Draft March 4 2018

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

March 4, 2018
3 p.m.
The Dock on Queen
932 Queen St. E.

With new work by

Marianne Apostolides
Jessica Hiemstra
Melinda Vandenbeld Giles
Julie Mannell
Heidi Reimer in collaboration with Maria Meindl

Marianne Apostolides is the author of six books, three of which have been translated. Her latest book, Deep Salt Water, is a surrealistic memoir about loss, abortion, and the oceans; her previous work of nonfiction, Voluptuous Pleasure, was listed among the Top 100 Books of 2012 by the Globe & Mail. Apostolides is a recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship, and the winner of the 2017 K.M. Hunter Award for Literature.

Jessica Hiemstra is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist and compulsive collaborator. She has edited numerous anthologies of poetry, stories and essays. She is the author of three books of poetry, most recently The Holy Nothing, with Pedlar Press. She is also an accomplished visual artist and designer of everything from whimsical dinner plates to giant showroom sculptures of jellyfish. You can find out more about her online at jessicahiemstra.ca.

Melinda Vandenbeld Giles is a lecturer in anthropology and English at Lakehead University and an anthropology PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. Her edited collection titled Mothering in the Age of Neoliberalism was published by Demeter Press in 2014. Her debut fiction book Clara Awake was published by Inanna in June 2017, and she is currently co-editing the Routledge Companion to Motherhood to be published in 2018. Melinda’s work also appears in many Demeter Press edited collections, JMI (Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement) and Development (Journal of the Society for International Development).

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 including The Literary Review of Canada, Descant, Musicworks and Queen Street Quarterly, as well as in the anthologies The M Word: Conversations about Motherhood, and At the End of Life: True Stories about How We Die.  She has made two series for CBC Radio’s Ideas: Parent Care and Remembering Polio. Maria is the founder of Draft. She teaches movement classes in Toronto. www.mariameindl.com