EAT IT: Sex, Food & Women’s Writing
An evening with EAT IT: Sex, Food & Women’s Writing
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Event starts at 8:00 p.m.
The Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
1214 Queen Street West
$5 entrance fee or FREE with purchase of the book ($15)
Presented by The Feathertale Review (www.feathertale.com) and This Is Not A Reading Series (TINARS)
Join the National Magazine Award-winning team from The Feathertale Review in launching their latest project, EAT IT, a tasty collection of new writing from women about food — all its finger-lickin' glory and tangy cultural complications.
EAT IT (www.eatit-literarycookbook.com) is an irreverent, clever and touching anthology that hinges on the carnal. It’s a tasting menu of unique, genre-spanning stories that explore what it means to be a woman who’s hungry for more.
What’s the best way to poison one’s husband? What happens when the body itself becomes a source of food? Can a potato be political? EAT IT’s contributors explore these questions and more with equal parts humour and gravitas, revealing that for many women food is about love but also power, biology, social obligation, experimentation, nourishment, pain and pleasure.
With stories from Jennifer Bain, Denise Balkissoon, Sarah Barmak, Nicole Baute, Katie Daubs, Tu Anh Dinh, Stacey May Fowles, Brianna Goldberg, Faye Harnest, Sara Hennessey, Trish Hennessy, Amy Jones, Bronwyn Kienapple, Julia Kilpatrick, Jessica Kluthe, Rebecca Kohler, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Lu Lam, Margo LaPierre, Victoria Martinez, Samantha Mehra, Alexandra Molotkow, Jessica Moss, Kristin Nelson, Kristine Owram, Maya Reid, Evany Rosen, Sarah Selecky, Lauren Spring, Lori Weidenhammer and Jessica Westhead.
Hosts (and EAT IT co-editors) Nicole Baute and Brianna Goldberg present a lively variety show packed with hot literary dishes from the book, including readings and performances from an award-winning crew featuring author Jessica Westhead, comic Sara Hennessey, playwright Jessica Moss and more.
DJs Alexandra Molotkow and Chandler Levack round out the night with a dance party, spinning tasty tunes from all-female soul, disco and R & B artists.
NICOLE BAUTE (www.nicolebaute.com) is a writer and editor who hails from rural southwestern Ontario but considers Toronto home. She has worked for the International Festival of Authors and as a reporter at the Toronto Star, and her fiction has appeared in Joyland, Dragnet and The Feathertale Review. Baute recently spent six months volunteering as a media trainer in Ghana, where she lived off fried chicken and mangoes. Follow her on Twitter @nicolebaute.
BRIANNA GOLDBERG (www.briannagoldberg.com) is a writer and producer from Toronto. Her work has appeared in both of Canada’s national newspapers, on CBC Radio, and in international outlets including Salon, Jezebel and IRIN. Brianna recently returned from a few years of living in the Caribbean and Africa, where she freelanced on topics ranging from terrorism to Virginia Woolf. Please bring her a pastrami sandwich. Follow her on Twitter @b_goldberg.
JESSICA WESTHEAD published her first novel, Pulpy & Midge, with Coach House Books in 2007. Her short-story collection And Also Sharks (Cormorant Books, 2011) was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. She enjoys fancy restaurant meals, but her go-to menu item has always been chicken fingers.
SARA HENNESSEY is a Toronto-based stand-up comedian. She has appeared on MuchMusic/Fuse TV’s Video on Trial, the Jon Dore Television Show and CBC Radio’s Day 6. Her web series Goodbye Sara Hennessey was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award.
JESSICA MOSS’s writing has appeared as part of the Next Stage Theatre Festival, the Festival of Ideas and Creation, and on several small stages around Toronto. If she has ever ordered a salad in front of you, she was probably trying to impress you; she has never actually wanted one.
Excellent writers and also excellent DJs ALEXANDRA MOLOTKOW and CHANDLER LEVACK present a regular dance series called That Time Of The Month, where they spin “the most righteous soul, disco and R & B by the women that understand.”
Feathertale is an established voice for a new generation of Canadian artists and writers. A forum for and incubator of creative expression, Feathertale strives to be at the fore of Canadian literary humour and satire, showcasing writers and artists for domestic and international audiences through Feathertale.com, The Feathertale Review (winner of the 2013 National Magazine Award for Best Single Issue) and other projects such as EAT IT.
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. www.tinars.ca