Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Open Text Reading Series:

Margaret Christakos


Thursday, March 14

2:30 pm – 4pm


Margaret Christakos has been a worker in the field of letters. Her most recent publication is the BookThug chapbook The Chips & Ties Study (2012), from a longer ongoing composition called Tumultetudes. She has been working on a variety of fiction and poetic projects this past year and conducted research in Greece and England in fall 2011 on a Chalmers Arts Fellowship. A new poetry collection called Multitudes will emerge from Coach House in fall 2013. Her publishing history of 9 books includes Welling  (2010, A Globe 100 Book), What Stirs (2008, a Pat Lowther Award nominee), Sooner (2005, also shortlisted for the Lowther), and Excessive Love Prostheses (2002, winner of the ReLit Poetry Award). Since 2006 she has curated and facilitated Influency: A Toronto Poetry Salon, and has nurtured the online magazine InfluencySalon.ca. She teaches creative writing and poetry at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies and is Associate Faculty with the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA program.

Open to the public. Free. Everyone welcome.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for this reading.