ANDREW HOOD WITH STEVEN BEATTIE AT THE CLOACA BOOK LAUNCH
Andrew Hood in conversation with Steven Beattie at The Cloaca Book Launch
Author Andrew Hood and Quill & Quire Review Editor Steven Beattie discuss juvenilia, correct editing attire, and the appropriate word-count-to-beer-ounce-consumption ratio required for the reading and writing of short stories at the launch of Hood’s new short story collection, The Cloaca. Kicking off this evening of old-fashioned pubescent fun, a stellar live music performance by Gregory Pepper and His Problems. Presented by This Is Not a Reading Series, the Gladstone Hotel, Invisible Publishing and The Toronto Review of Books.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Gladstone Hotel, Main Ballroom, 1214 Queen Street West
Doors open at 7 pm; Event begins at 7:30 pm
Admission is $5 or FREE with purchase of a book
THE CLOACA The stories included in Andrew Hood’s sophomore collection are beautiful, gross, funny, and personal. The Cloaca is a train wreck of awesomeness. It’s your high school gym coach, drunk and dishing dirt on all the other teachers on the cross-town bus—a stomach-turning spectacle that’ll make you laugh out loud now, feel bad later. You won’t be able to look away for an instant.
From geeky pubescence to the storms of adulthood, Andrew Hood taps emotional aquifers.
–The Globe and Mail
Really, these stories are nothing less than shit-hot miracles from the mind of one of the most inventive, funny, and fearless young writers in Canada.”
–Lee Henderson, author of The Man Game
Andrew Hood Andrew Hood is an award-winning author of short fiction, and a rad dude. His first book, Pardon our Monsters (Véhicule) received wide praise and won The Writers’ Union of Canada’s Danuta Gleed Award. Hood has lived in Montreal, Guelph, and other places, but now calls Halifax home. Find out more about Andrew here: http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/2012/02/meet-the-reader-andrew-hood.html
Steven Beattie Steven W. Beattie is a writer and critic in Toronto and the Review Editor of Quill & Quire, the magazine of the Canadian publishing industry. His criticism has been published in Quill & Quire, The Vancouver Sun, the Edmonton Journal, Canadian Notes & Queries, Maisonneuve, The Walrus, The National Post, and elsewhere. He has been a juror for the Trillium Prize, the Saskatchewan Book Awards, and the Marina Nemat Award, in addition to appearing on Bravo! television’s Arts & Minds, the CBC’s Fresh Air with Mary Ito, CIUT 89.5′s Take 5, and Corus Entertainment’s The Rutherford Report. He has also appeared at Harbourfront’s International Festival of Authors, Toronto’s Word on the Street, MagNet, BookCamp Toronto, the Book and Periodical Council’s Idea Exchange, and the Book Publishers’ Professional Association. Visit Steven’s website, That Shakespearean Rag.
Gregory Pepper and his Problems Gregory Pepper is a musician and visual artist currently living in Guelph, Ontario. Although perhaps best known for his 2009 effort, with trumpets flaring available from fake four inc he has also written and recorded albums with the dymaxions and, more recently, common grackle. As a producer / multi-instrumentalist, he's collaborated with Kool Keith, Awol One, Aesop Rock, Moka Only, and Raggmopp, to name a few. He's also drawn stuff for The Slackers, Moneen, The Creepshow, and The Bouncing Souls. He spends most of his free time drinking and noodling around on the piano, searching for "the perfect progression", even though we all know the Beatles beat him to it nearly half a century ago. http://camppepper.com/
This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS) offers a ground-breaking theatrical dimension to the appreciation of fine writing. Employing music, comedy, psychodrama, dance, multimedia performance, lectures, dialogue—everything but reading—TINARS investigates the creative process behind literary works.
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