A little note to Mark Sampson fans, if any: I received confirmation earlier this week that I will be reading as part of the Draft Reading Series event in Toronto on April 18th. The good people at Draft have changed the venue from their usual location: it’s now taking place at The Merchants of Green Coffee Café. Never been there, but I’ve been told it’s nice. They’ve also asked me for some writing to include in their semi-annual publication. The theme: Rejection. A subject I am eminently knowledgeable of, on a number of fronts.
At any rate, I hope you all can make it for what will most likely be an afternoon of literary merriment. Here are the particulars:
When: Sunday, April 18th at 3pm.
Where: The Merchants of Green Coffee, 2 Matilda Street, Toronto.
Ellen S. Jaffe
Admission : $5 (includes a copy of Draft’s publication.)
"But in the present climate ... " a salon des refusés
Rejection ain't what it used to be. For one thing, there's a lot more of it going around. And editors often refer to "the present climate" as their reason for saying no. For our April 18th reading, Draft celebrates rejection, as we take a sounding of our notorious "climate" in work, art and -- oh yes! -- love.
Hope to see you there.
Update: "We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts and The League of Canadian Poets."