Qwerty Reads + 1947 Kitchen Party Disaster

Join us on Thursday, February 26th at Wilser’s Room in the Capital Complex for the latest instalment of Qwerty Reads! Our fearless featured readers this month are Ross Leckie* and Mark Jarman**, who will be joined by the new cohort of creative writing MA students: Alex Carey, Katie Fewster-Yan, Reid Lodge, and Steven Suntres (some of our beloved Qwerty board members).

The night will be hosted by comedian Kris Bone, and will also include music by the 1947 Kitchen Party Disaster, a notorious band formed by Mark Jarman, former Qwerty editor Rob Ross, Martin Ainsley, and James Turner.

Be there. Live well. Pray to the snow gods that we don’t get stormed out, yet again. And of course, Qwerty on.

Poster by Greg Brown.

Poster by Greg Brown.

*Ross Leckie once had the jobs of “bun boy” and “relish girl” in the restaurant of a fancy New Hampshire hotel. His most recent book is The Critique of Pure Reason, which is like a lost puppy, as people either love it or feel sorry for it. He also edits The Fiddlehead and is a member of the editorial board for Icehouse Poetry, and not to namedrop, but he once had a beer with Seamus Heaney.

**Mark Anthony Jarman is the author of Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, My White Planet, 19 Knives, New Orleans Is Sinking, Dancing Nightly in the Tavern, and the travel book Ireland’s Eye. His novel, Salvage King Ya!, is on Amazon.ca’s list of 50 Essential Canadian Books and is the number one book on Amazon’s list of best hockey fiction. He has won a Gold National Magazine Award in nonfiction, has twice won the Maclean-Hunter Endowment Award, won the Jack Hodgins Fiction Prize, he has been included in The Journey Prize Anthology and Best Canadian Stories and short-listed for the O. Henry Prize and Best American Essays.


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