Tuesday, September 25

Brecken Hancock + Sonia Saikaley

Brecken Hancock

Clean sweep for Broom Broom and now more
Brecken Hancock's poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in The Puritan, Arc, Best Canadian Poetry in English, Best American Experimental Writing, The Globe & Mail and Hazlitt. Her first book of poems, Broom Broom (Coach House, 2014), was shortlisted for the ReLit Award and won the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. It was also named by The Globe & Mail's Jared Bland as a debut of the year, and appeared on a number of year-end best-book lists, including the National Post, All Lit Up, and BookThug's Best Reads. Brecken will be reading from current projects, including a book of essays and a graphic novel.
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Sonia Saikaley

Lebanese dishwasher to Turkish delight to Allspice bath
Sonia Saikaley was born and raised in Ottawa to a large Lebanese family. Her first book, The Lebanese Dishwasher, co-won the 2012 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest. Her first collection of poetry, Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter, was published in 2012 and a second collection, A Samurai’s Pink House, was published in 2017 by Inanna Publications. She is currently working on a novel entitled Jasmine Season on Hamra Street. A graduate of the Humber School for Writers, she lives in her hometown of Ottawa. Her novel The Allspice Bath is slated for publication in the spring of 2019 (Inanna Publications).
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