In occasione della Giornata internazionale della donna, l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura è lieto di invitare le scrittrici Terri Favro, M. Nourbese Philip, Margaret Christakos, Gianna Patriarca, alla terza puntata di POETICA, una serie di eventi con artisti locali, scrittori, poeti che presenteranno i loro ultimi lavori.
Terri Favro. Growing up in the Niagara region during the cold war, Terri Favro was told, “if they drop the bomb, we’ll be the first to go.” Her experiences inspired her novel Sputnik’s Children, published by ECW Books and named by CBC Canada Reads as an anticipated book for Spring 2017. A CBC Literary Prize finalist and co-creator of the Bella comic book series, Terri’s work has appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies including the Humber Literary Review, Geist, Prism, Room and Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction. Another new novel, Once Upon The Time In West Toronto, is upcoming this fall from Inanna and a new graphic novel, Bella and the Facer Street Gang is coming soon from Grey Border Books.
M. Nourbese Philip is an unembedded poet, essayist, novelist, playwright and former lawyer who lives in the space-time of the City of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Guggenheim, and Rockefeller (Bellagio) Foundations and the MacDowell Colony. She is the recipient of many awards including the Casa de las Americas prize (Cuba). Among her best known published works are: She Tries Her Tongue; Her Silence Softly Breaks, Looking for Livingstone: An Odyssey of Silence, and Harriet’s Daughter, a young adult novel. Philip’s most recent work is Zong!, a genre-breaking poem, which engages with ideas of the law, history and memory as they relate to the transatlantic slave trade.
Margaret Christakos. Originally from Sudbury, Toronto-based writer Margaret Christakos has published nine collections of poetry, including Multitudes (2013), Welling (2010; A Globe100 book), Sooner (2005; a Pat Lowther Memorial Award nominee), and Excessive Love Prostheses (2002; winner of a ReLit Award), as well as a novel, Charisma (2000; a Trillium Book Award nominee). A public event coordinator and sessional instructor in creative writing, Christakos is currently Canada Council Writer in Residence at Western University and the London Public Library. Her most recent book is a personal intergenre memoir about issues of being a woman, mother and writer at midlife, entitled Her Paraphernalia: On Motherlines, Sex/Blood/Loss & Selfies.
Gianna Patriarca is the author of 8 books of poetry and 1 children’s book. Her award winning Italian Women and Other Tragedies, has had its 4th printing and has been translated into Italian. Gianna’s work is extensively anthologized, featured in numerous documentaries and adapted for the stage and CBC radio. Her work appears on the course list of American, Canadian and Italian Universities. A translation of her poetry is due to appear this year by Prof. Carlo Pagetti in Milan. Her first collection of short fiction All My Fallen Angelas was launched on May 5th by Inanna Publications.