Draft Reading Series
Reading Series … In process since 2005

Draft Season 13 kicks off October 15 2017

Please join us for our season-opener

DRAFT 13.1
October 15 2017
3 p.m.
The Dock on Queen
932 Queen St. E.

Featuring new work by

Rebecca Fisseha
Susan Helwig
Carrianne Leung
Elana Wolff

Sincere thanks to the Canada Council through the Writers’ Union of Canada, as well as to the Toronto Arts Council for their support on this reading.

Accessibility information: there is a ramp to enter the venue. The washrooms are downstairs.

About the authors: 

Rebecca Fisseha’s short fiction has been published in The Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Room Magazine, the Aesthetica Magazine Creative Writing Anthology, and Joyland Magazine. She is also the proud mother of one unpublished, unrepresented novel manuscript, and gives shelter to many orphaned stories and scripts. Today she will be reading from the 6.5th draft of her current favourite: a short story about the life cycle of rings: boyfriend rings, engagement rings, wedding rings, and sufferings.

Susan Helwig grew up on a dairy farm just east of Neustadt, Ontario. She has been a member of the Draft Collective for ten years. This afternoon she will be performing a suite of seven poems about love in all its disguises.

Carrianne Leung is the author of The Wondrous Woo, a finalist for the 2014 Toronto Book Award. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Equity Studies from oise/University of Toronto and is co-editor, with Lynn Caldwell and Darryl Leroux, of Critical Inquiries: A Reader in Studies of Canada. Her forthcoming book, That Time I Loved You will be released by Harper Collins Canada in March 2018. 

Elana Wolff’s poems and prose have appeared in publications in Canada and internationally,
and have garnered awards. She’s published six collections of poetry with Guernica Editions;
her newest collection, Everything Reminds You of Something Else, was released earlier this year. She’s also the author of a collection of essays on contemporary poems and co-translator, with Menachem Wolff. of Poems and Songs of Love by Georg Mordechai Langer, from the Hebrew. Elana has taught English for Academic Purposes at York University and at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She currently divides her professional time between writing, editing, and designing and facilitating social art courses.