Draft Reading Series
Reading Series … In process since 2005

Draft 16.2 February 21 2021

Please join us for another virtual edition of the Draft Reading Series.

February 21, 2021

3:00 p.m. on ZOOM

Once you register, you’ll receive a ticket with the link.

This is a Pay-What-You-Want event. We deeply appreciate donations of any amount, but free tickets are available and all are welcome. Donations will go to pay the authors at this and future readings.

Draft 16.2 will feature new work by

Britta B.

Therese Estacion

Amanda Leduc

Marilo Nuñez

… Hosted by Kern Carter

Please scroll down to learn more about the authors.

Closed Captioning will be available. Please contact us at draftreadings@gmail.com if you have any questions.

For more information about the series, visit our website.

Britta B. is a Kingston-born, Toronto-based poet, spoken word performer, emcee and artist educator. Most recently, Britta was recognized as a 2020 Finalist for the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Her works have featured in print, in sound and onstage across North America in notable spheres such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, CBC Arts: Poetic License, TEDx and The Walrus Talks. She is an alumna of the Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Spoken Word Residency. Currently, Britta is a Creative Writing MFA candidate at University of Guelph.

Therese Estacion immigrated to Canada from the Visayan province of Philippines when she was ten years old. Her poetry explores her grief, disability as an multiple amputee, and diasporic identity. She currently teaches at an elementary school and is training to be a psychotherapist. Therese lives in Toronto/Tkaronto.

Amanda Leduc is a writer and disability rights advocate. She is the author of THE CENTAUR’S WIFE (Random House Canada, February 2021), DISFIGURED: ON FAIRY TALES, DISABILITY, AND MAKING SPACE (Coach House Books, 2020), and THE MIRACLES OF ORDINARY MEN (ECW Press, 2013). Her essays and stories have appeared across Canada, the US, and the UK, and she has spoken across North America on accessibility, inclusion, and disability in storytelling. She has cerebral palsy and lives in Hamilton, Ontario, where she serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and stories.

Marilo Nuñez is a Chilean Canadian playwright, director, actor and academic. She was the 2018 recipient of the Hamilton Arts Awards for Established Theatre Artist and was recently nominated for the Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prize. Her most recent play, Huinca, was commissioned by Milagro Theatre in Portland, OR and premiered in January 2020. She is the 2021-22 Playwright in Residence at Aluna Theatre (Toronto) and was a member of Natural Resources, Factory Theatre’s playwright’s unit for established writers. She was Playwright-in-Residence at Aluna Theatre in 2016 and was McMaster University’s first Playwright-in-Residence in 2018. She is the only Canadian workshop facilitator using the Fornes Method to teach playwriting at theatres and universities across the country. She was founding Artistic Director of Alameda Theatre Company, a company dedicated to developing the new work of Latinx Canadian playwrights. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from University of Guelph and is currently obtaining her Ph D. in Theatre & Performance Studies at York University.

We are grateful the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Toronto Arts Council and the department of Canadian Heritage through the League of Canadian Poets. We are also grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts through the Playwrights’ Guild of Canada.

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