Poetry Launch & Readings | Phoebe Wang and Suzannah Showler, w/ Tess Liem & Tara McGowan-Ross

The launch of two new books of poetry from McClelland & Stewart. Phoebe Wang will be launching Admission Requirements, and Suzannah Showler will be launching Thing Is. The event will feature readings by the authors along with local poets Tess Liem and Tara McGowan-Ross.

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly
211 Bernard Ouest

Full event info here & excerpted below:

PHOEBE WANG is a poet and educator based in Toronto. Her debut collection of poetry, Admission Requirements, appeared with McClelland and Stewart in Spring 2017. She is the author of two chapbooks and her work has appeared in Arc Poetry, The Globe and Mail, Maisonneuve, Ricepaper Magazine, and THIS Magazine. She has been twice been a finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize and won the 2015 Prism International Poetry contest. She currently works at Seneca and this spring was a co-coordinator for ‘Fuel for Fire’, a professional development event for writers of colour in partnership with the Ontario Arts Council.

SUZANNAH SHOWLER is the author of the poetry collections Thing Is (McClelland & Stewart, 2017) and Failure to Thrive (ECW, 2014). Her writing has appeared places like Slate, Buzzfeed, The Walrus, and Hazlitt.Most Dramatic Ever, a book of cultural criticism about The Bachelor, is forthcoming Spring 2018. A 2017-2018 Presidential Fellow at The Ohio State University, she is currently looking for a place to live in Canada.

TESS LIEM reads, writes, eats and sleeps in Montreal. Her writings appear in The Malahat Review, The Puritan, Room Magazine and elsewhere. Anstruther Press published her first chapbook, Tell everybody I say hi, in February 2017.

TARA McGOWAN-ROSS is an urban aboriginal multidisciplinary artist. She has studied acting, philosophy, and creative writing, and is a collective member at Spectra, a queer arts and literature journal. Her debut book of poetry, Girth, was released by Insomniac Press in 2017. She is mostly made of earth.


Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Accessibility information:
-The bathroom is gender neutral
-The space is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible (details: two steps at the main door, we would be happy to help you lift a wheelchair and make space in the corridor)
– It is not a sober space, our events sometimes offer alcohol.
Feel free to contact us about any concerns you may have!