Magic Oven on Keele at 5pm. The sun will be shining!

Join us as we spring into summer; as we make lists of books we hope to read on a beach; as we resolve to join book clubs, get the short story finished, submit something, or to read more great fiction!

This is the line-up you need to hear. You will be inspired by the great fiction we have for you in May and you will hopefully leave with a handful of books to take with you to the cottage, to the pool, or to the park.

Amy Stuart debut novel Still Mine promises to be the thriller that breaks all the rules. The Globe and Mail says, “Still Mine slowly reveals itself to be an impressive debut, rooted in character rather than trope, in fundamental understanding rather than rote puzzle-solving.” With another novel in the publishing mill, we are excited to have Amy on our stage to introduce an intriguing protagonist, Clare, who is not really an investigator, but, nor is she anything else she presents herself to be.
Nicole Chin  “is the author of the House of Anansi Digital Short, “Shooting the Bitch”, which received the McIllquham Foundation Prize for best original short story. Nicole Chin’s short stories have been published in the Queen’s University Undergraduate Review, and the anthology Lake Effect 6. She has been long-listed for the House of Anansi Broken Social Scene Short Story Contest, and in 2012, she was the recipient of the Helen Richards Campbell Memorial Award. She is currently a student of the University of Guelph MFA in Creative Writing program.”
Robert Shoub “worked in Toronto’s theatre and film worlds as an editor, writer and director before discovering his true calling as a teacher of English and Cinema at an alternative high school. He lives with his wife and two cats in Toronto and Holyrood, Newfoundland. Look at Me is his first novella.”
Lucinda Johnston “has travelled widely on three continents, lived in Vancouver and Ontario cities and been at home in tents and cabins in B.C.’s wilderness. She earned an English Specialist Degree at the University of Toronto, helped to form a merchandising business which employed local artists, then left, attracted by the simple rewards of being a bookseller. After believing that she might stay at Queen Street West’s Pages Bookstore for a few months, she remained there 21 years, leaving only when it closed its doors in 2009…She has lived in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood for almost 20 years and is currently working on a memoir of the city. Costume and Bone is her first book.”
Cassandra Cronenberg  “is a painter, writer and filmmaker living in Toronto. She has an Honours BA in East Asian Studies from McGill University and a BA in Psychology from York University. She has worked as an Assistant Director in Feature Film for ten years, and she recently wrote, directed, produced and acted in her first short film Candy, which had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013.” Her novel, Down the Street, is about a woman on a journey to the dark side as she tries to navigate the end of her marriage.
Alissa York is an award winning author and writer, who has lived across Canada. We are lucky to have her now living in Toronto. Alissa is an internationally acclaimed novelist, whose titles include, Mercy, Effigy, Fauna and her latest The Naturalist (Random House Canada, 2016).
What a May it will be!!
Quotes from: Quattro Books; Globe and Mail.