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SEPTEMBER 11, 2006
VOL. 7 Issue 1

September 11, 2006
At the Gordon Best Theatre, 216 Hunter Street, W., 8:00pm

Joe Davies
Joe Davies' short fiction has appeared in magazines across Canada, including The Capilano Review, Descant and Queen's Quarterly. Currently he is working on a collection called "Something Like Life in Southern Ontario." He lives in Peterborough with his wife and three children.


Mike Duguay
Mike Duguay is a musician, actor, writer and dishwasher raised in Peterborough, Ontario. He will be reading from his new novella "staying calm during unusual circumstances" which he wrote while living on Hornby Island, BC.

Leah McLaren
LEAH MCLAREN is best known for her popular weekly column in The Globe and Mail's Style section, which reaches millions of Canadian readers every week. Prior to returning to Toronto, she was the paper's London arts correspondent. While in the UK her writing was published in The Times, The London Evening Standard, The Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator magazine, for which she wrote a controversial and widely read cover story on the romantic failure of the modern English male. The Continuity Girl is her first novel. Leah lives in Toronto. Visit her online at www.leahmclaren.ca.

Praise for The Continuity Girl

"Leah McLaren's writing is an elbow to the ribs of the accepted CanLit notion that smart and entertaining don't belong together - a fizzy mix of intelligence, wit and unapologetic fun."
Ceri Marsh, co-author of The Fabulous Gril's Guide to Decorum and editor-in-hief of Fashion magazine.
"Leah McLaren is Canada's Carrie Bradshow and a wit for the ages. If you don't love this book I'll eat her shorts."
Toby Young, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

Janice Tait
Janice Tait has had a long and varied career as a teacher, policy analyst and psychotherapist. She has published policy work in Canadian Policy Options, Canadian Woman Studies Journal and the Canadian Law Review. She has written articles for Macleanís magazine and Facts and Arguments in The Globe and Mailand has developed two programs for CBC Outfront.

For 20 years Janice Tait was in the Canadian diplomatic service as the wife of Richard Tait a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of External Affairs. In this capacity she lived in Greece, Switzerland, Vietnam and the United Kingdom, as well as Canada, raised three daughters, and taught English to students in Saigon in the 1960s.

She will be reading from The Devilís Snare which recreates a time when American foreign policy was mired in a failed attempt to dominate and control a sub-continent through a costly overseas war - a time with clear echoes to our own. Tait recounts the intricacies of the daily life in a wartime city and ultimately paints a clear version of the larger picture.

Janice Tait lives in Toronto.

The Backburners
Fine lyrical talent.

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