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Draft Reading Series

  • 600 Gerrard Street East Toronto, ON, M4M 1Y3 Canada (map)

at the Farside

We’ll be featuring new work by Seika Boye, Jael Richardson and Georgia Wilder, along with brief readings by Draft alumni. There’s more information about the feature readers below.

Seika Boye is a scholar, writer, educator and artist whose practices revolve around dance and movement. She is a Lecturer in the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, Director of the Institute for Dance Studies, and Adjunct Curator at The Art Museum, University of Toronto. Seika also works as an advocate and consultant for dance across the arts sector. From 1995-2010 Seika performed and presented her choreography across Canada and more recently, has worked as a movement dramaturg and outside eye.

Jael Richardson is the author of The Stone Thrower: A Daughter’s Lesson, a Father’s Life, a memoir based on her relationship with her father, CFL quarterback Chuck Ealey. The Stone Thrower was adapted into a children’s book in 2016 and was shortlisted for a Canadian picture book award. Richardson is a book columnist and guest host on CBC’s q. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph and lives in Brampton, Ontario where she founded and serves as the Artistic Director for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD). Jael and FOLD recently received the Writers’ Union Freedom to Read Award. Her debut novel, Gutter Child, is coming Fall 2020 with HarperCollins Canada.

Georgia Wilder hosts Wild Writers, a monthly poetry salon at the Poetry Jazz Cafe. She is a winner of Quattro Books “Best New Poets in Canada” for her collection “Atom Bomb Nostalgia.” She has previously been nominated for the Journey Prize. Her poems and short stories have appeared in several literary journals. She teaches writing at the University of Toronto

We are grateful for the financial assistance of the Toronto Arts Council for its support of this reading.

Earlier Event: April 14
Guernica's April Book Launch
Later Event: April 14
The Oakville Literary Cafe