University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) 1265 Military Trail, Toronto, Ontario M1C 1A4
We'll have free food, well-priced drinks, brilliant books, and a room full of love for these talented writers. Bring a friend and spread the word.
This excellent event will be hosted and moderated by the gracious Daniel Tysdal.
Téa Mutonji is a writer and poet in Scarborough. She has been awarded and published by The Scarborough Fair in fiction and nonfiction and by the Ontario Book Publishers as Scarborough's emerging writer. Mutonji has been published or is forthcoming in Joyland Magazine, The Puritan, Bad Nudes, Minola Review, Temz Review and Train Poetry Journal. She was the recipient of the Jasun Singh Memorial Award in Creative Writing from The University of Toronto Scarborough. Téa’s essay, “Street by street, anecdotes to my mother” was featured in Unpublished Cities II. She was awarded the inaugural mentorship and publication opportunity with VS. Books; SHUT UP YOU’RE PRETTY is her first book.
Oubah Osman is a Somali-Canadian writer from Scarborough, Toronto. She holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Toronto Scarborough and she is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph. She has been featured or is forthcoming in Room Magazine, The Puritan, and Unpublished City Volume II. Her chapbook titled Hereditary Blue was published by Anstruther Press in 2019.
Zahra Tootonsab’s poetry is fragmented and broken like her Maman’s English. As a kid, she wrote poems to help her cope with new places, faces, and emotions while traveling back and forth between Tehran and Toronto. If you ask her about her poetry, she would tell you it’s everything and nothing like the ones you see in The Aftertaste.