The Vagabond Trust Reading Series

Saturday September 25, 2010, 5:30PM

The Ossington, 61 Ossington Avenue

The Vagabond Trust presents a fantastic night of readers Saturday July 25th at The Ossington!

This is a FREE event open to everyone, so come and enjoy an evening of readings from authors

Liz Howard

Julie Cameron Gray

John B. Lee

& Rebecca Rosenblum

with music by electronic folk pop trio LOVEMAKER!

Hosted by Blair Trewartha

About the Authors:

Liz Howard, a native varietal of northern Ontario, has taken root in Toronto where she engages in cognition research and poetics.  She is a member of the Influency Salon editorial group and co-cultivates AvantGarden, a new readings series which foregrounds innovative text and sound based performance by women. Her work has appeared in Misunderstandings Magazine and online at Matrix Magazine as part of the New Feminisms Supplemental. In 2009 she was shortlisted for the LitPop Award for poetry.

Julie Cameron Gray is originally from Sudbury, Ontario. She has also previously published a chapbook with Cactus Press, entitled The Distance Between Two Bodies. She is a contributing editor for Misunderstandings Magazine.

John B. Lee was named Poet Laureate of Brantford in perpetuity in 2005.  His work has appeared internationally in over 500 publications.  The most recent of his 50+ published books are: Sweet Cuba, a bilingual anthology of Cuban Poetry in Spanish with English translations by John B. Lee in collaboration with Manuel Leon, Dressed in Dead Uncles, (Black Moss Press, 2010) and Being Human, (Sanbun Press, 2010).  A recipient of over 70 prestigious awards for his poetry, he will be honoured by his alma mater, UWO with the Award of Merit for Professional Achievement in October 2010.

Rebecca Rosenblum’s fiction has been short-listed for the Journey Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the Danuta Gleed Award, longlisted for the Relit Award, and she was herself a juror for the Journey Prize 21. Her collection, Once, won the Metcalf-Rooke Award and was one of Quill and Quire’s 15 Books That Mattered in 2008. Her second collection, The Big Dream, is forthcoming from Biblioasis and her first chapbook, Road Trips, was just released from Frogs Hollow Press. Her blog is

Featured artist for this month’s flyer is Foonanannie!

FOONANANNIE is a photography collaboration between Foon Yap and Annie Moody, characterized by photo essays exploring gender, urban decay, and industrialization. Yap and Moody perform all the makeup, styling, modeling and photography. Foon Yap is best-known as the violinist in the indie collective, Woodpigeon, and for her Vampire-Sex-Metal-Disco band, FOONYAP and the The Roar. Annie Moody is a photographer working and dancing in Calgary, Alberta.

Check out her work here:

FOONYAP and The Roar |
The Vagabond Trust Toronto gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council.