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February 2, 2009
VOL. 9, Issue 9

February 2, 2009
At the Gordon Best Theatre, 216 Hunter Street, W., 8:00pm

Jane Bow
Jane Bow's multi-cultural upbringing in Canada, the U.S., Spain, England and the Czech Republic informs the themes her fiction explores. Her new novel, The Oak Island Affair, was a finalist in the General Fiction and Action Adventure categories of the 2008 Indie Book Awards. Her first novel, Dead And Living, was short listed for an Arthur Ellis Award, and selected for a Carleton University course in 2002. Her plays and short stories have appeared in various literary journals in Canada and India. Jane’s illustrated history of Peterborough was re-released in 2005. She has also written for Chatelaine, various newspapers and CBC Radio. Jane teaches creative writing at Trent University and the Haliburton School of the Arts.

David Clink
David Livingstone Clink is a poet living a stone’s throw from Toronto, with four plants at death’s door.

David is co-publisher, along with Myna Wallin, of believe your own press. BYOP published 20 poetry chapbooks in its 5 year history. David is the author of 5 poetry chapbooks, and the editor of 7 others.

He is past Artistic Director of the Art Bar Poetry Series (June 2002 – June 2005), co-organizer, along with Louise Ripley, of the Atkinson Readings at Noon series (2003-2007), and the Artistic Director of the Rowers Pub Reading Series (2007–) .

David’s poetry has appeared in over 50 journals in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain, and in 5 anthologies. For more information about David, please visit his Web site,

Rocco de Giacomo
Rocco de Giacomo is a widely published poet whose work has appeared most recently in the literary journals Arc Poetry Magazine, Contemporary Verse2, Magma Poetry. His fifth and latest collection of poems, Catching Dawn's Breath (LyricalMyrical Press, Toronto) was launched in March of 2008.

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Luciano Iacobelli
Luciano Iacobelli was born in 1956 in Toronto. While earning a degree in Education from York University, he studied English Literature and attended writing courses taught by Frank Davey and Don Coles. In 1986 his first play The Porch was staged in Toronto, followed in 1988 by a one-man show entitled Byrdbrain. Throughout the 1990's he focused on art and painting and was involved in a number of group shows featuring Italian-Canadian artists. In 1990 he founded Lyricalmyrical Press, a grass-roots publishing company specializing in handcrafted chapbooks, and he continues to be its chief editor and designer.

Luciano is one of the organizers of the Toronto Wordstage reading series, and a partner in Quattro Books. He lives in Toronto with his son Julian, and teaches at SEED, Toronto's oldest public alternative school. The author of six chapbooks, The Angel Notebook is his first full-length publication.

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