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April 3, 2005
Come out to welcome our readers who come from far and wide:

Catherine Jenkins
Former Peterberger Catherine Jenkins likes doing readings in her old home town. With two degrees from Trent University and a nine year history managing the local Sam the Record Man, reading in Peterborough is a chance to catch up with old friends. She has lived in Toronto since 1996, where she writes, runs a freelance editing business called Solidus Communications and has recently started a series of creative writing workshops.
Catherine's poetry has been published in numerous journals in Canada and the UK and she has toured extensively, performing over seventy-five readings in thirty centres in Canada and the US. As well as her first collection of poetry, blood love & boomerangs, and her novel, Swimming in the Ocean, both from Insomniac Press, she's written a screenplay entitled Pairs & Artichoke Hearts and a book of photos and text entitled Charlie & Moon & Skye & I. Right now she's compiling a second collection of poetry and working on her second novel, The Obsessions of Yoyo Zaza from which she'll be reading. Copies of previous books will be on sale.
Stan Rogal
Stan Rogal is a a poet, fiction writer and playwright with thirteen books and numerous produced plays to his credit. His most recent book is a collection of poems titled: In Search of the Emerald City which comparesthe mythical/Hollywood journey of Dorothy/Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz with the artistic journeys of Arthur Rimbaud and Vincent Van Gogh.
Why? Because, because, because, because, because...
Esther Vincent
Esther Vincent is a Peterborough writer, theatre artist and trouble-maker. She is the co-ordinator of the Cooked and Eaten reading series. She is currently working on two plays (Travels by Night and Spreading Freedom - look for productions in 2006), a monologue and a novel. Her essay "When I Was a Girl, I Was a Boy" appears in the Sumach anthology "Girls Who Bite Back: Mutants, Freaks, Witches and Slayers." She loves to hear the diversity and dedication of the writers who appear in the Cooked and Eaten.
Terry West

Terry West's recently novel, 'Ripe for the Picking' was edited by Catherine Jenkins who coincidentally is reading at this same event. To date Terry has read on radio (CKCU Ottawa, Jane Crosier, Literary Landscape), at the National Library and in Cornwall, Wakefield and Ottawa.
For information on 'Ripe for the Picking' (description, reviews, upcoming events) go to

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