Sigal Samuel, Amber Dawn, Leah Horlick, & Rhonda Douglas in Vancouver!
Join us at Pulpfiction to celebrate these four fantastic authors and their newest books!
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
2422 Main Street, Vancouver
SIGAL SAMUEL is an award-winning fiction writer, journalist, essayist and playwright. Currently a writer and editor for the Jewish Daily Forward, she has also published work in The Daily Beast, The Rumpus, BuzzFeed, and The Walrus. Her six plays have been produced from Vancouver to New York. Originally from Montreal, Sigal now lives and writes in Brooklyn. THE MYSTICS OF MILE END is her first novel. sigalsamuel.com
“Brimming with magic and mystery, THE MYSTICS OF MILE END tells the story of a family haunted by secrets and loss. Sigal Samuel fearlessly delves into the esoteric world of Jewish mysticism and its intersection with urban life in modern-day Montreal. Engaging, tender, intelligent, this is a remarkable debut from a promising new literary voice.”
— Ayelet Tsabari, author of The Best Place on Earth
RHONDA DOUGLAS is the author of SOME DAYS I THINK I KNOW THINGS: THE CASSANDRA POEMS (Signature Editions, 2008) and the short fiction collection WELCOME TO THE CIRCUS (Freehand Books, 2015). A selection of poems from her current poetry project were featured in The New Quarterly’s Spring 2013 issue. You can find her online at www.shallicompare.com and on Twitter: @shallicompare.
"[Douglas's stories] bubble with originality and daring... this is an exhilarating read."
— Publishers Weekly
Amber Dawn is a writer living on unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (incorporated Vancouver, Canada). Her memoir How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir won the 2013 Vancouver Book Award. She is the author of the Lambda Award-winning novel Sub Rosa, and editor of the anthologies Fist of the Spider Women: Fear and Queer Desire and With A Rough Tongue. Amber Dawn was the 2012 winner of the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT writers. She currently teaches creative writing at Douglas College and the University of British Columbia, as well as volunteer mentors at several community-driven art and healing spaces.
Leah Horlick is a writer and poet from Treaty Six Cree territory, Saskatoon, SK. A 2012 Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry, her writing has appeared in So To Speak, GRAIN, Poetry is Dead, Plenitude, Lemon Hound, and on Autostraddle. Her first collection of poetry, Riot Lung (Thistledown Press, 2012), was shortlisted for a 2013 ReLit Award and a Saskatchewan Book Award. She currently lives on Unceded Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver, where she co-curates REVERB, the city’s only queer and anti-oppressive reading series. Her next book, For Your Own Good, is forthcoming from Caitlin Press in March 2015.