Please join us for the Halifax launch of Jen Currin's new story collection, Hider/Seeker (Anvil Press, 2018), featuring local writers Sam Sternberg, Nanci Lee, and Jaime Forsythe and out-of-towner Jen Currin.

Sam Sternberg is a poet and librarian. Her work has appeared in The Malahat Review, Prairie Fire, The Mackinac, The City Series #5 (Frog Hollow Press), and she has a chapbook forthcoming from Greenboathouse Press. She lives in K'jipuktuk (Halifax).

Jaime Forsythe’s first collection of poetry, Sympathy Loophole, was published by Mansfield Press in 2012, and her second, I Heard Something, was released in 2018 by Anvil Press' A Feed Dog Book imprint. Her poems have appeared in The Rusty Toque, Lemon Hound, Public Pool, Minola Review, This Magazine and more.

Nanci Lee is a poet and an adult educator who works in economic organizing and gender justice. She works half-time to leave room for poetry, volunteering and play. She is currently peddling a poetry book based on three questions: Who are you? What do you obey? How will you prepare for your death? For her, those questions are tied so there is an interesting discomfort in having published only two parts as chapbooks (small poetry books). She wrote a poem about that too. How death won a chapbook contest, identity picked up a letterpress artist in Kingston and desire never got published.

Jen Currin is the author of the story collection Hider/Seeker (Anvil Press, 2018), as well as four poetry collections, The Inquisition Yours (winner of the 2011 Audre Lorde Award for Lesbian Poetry), School (finalist for the 2015 Dorothy Livesay, Pat Lowther and ReLit awards), Hagiography (Coach House, 2008) and The Sleep of Four Cities (Anvil, 2006). She lives on the unceded territories of the Qayqayt Nation (New Westminster, BC, a suburb of Vancouver) and teaches in the Creative Writing and ACP Departments at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

The Local, 2037 Gottingen Street, Halifax
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event Contact: 
Jaime Forsythe