About the show
Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Our very first Argo Featured Reading with (in order of sonic appearance) Jaime Bastien, Gillian Sze and Marko Sijan.
Jaime Bastien is an Aylmer, Quebec-born resident, whose short stories have been shortlisted for the Irving Layton, Eric Hoffer and Great Blue Heron awards.
Gillian Sze is the winner of the carte blanche award, co-editor of Branch Magazine, and a writer at the Quebec Writers Federation’s (QWF) Writers in the Community Program. Her debut collection Fishbones was shortlisted for the QWF McAuslan First Book Prize, and her work has appeared in Canadian and international journals. The book she is reading from is The Anatomy of Clay (ECW Press, 2011).
Marko Sijan's poetry, fiction and non-fiction have appeared in Maisonneuve, Canadian Notes & Queries, Branch and Encore magazines, and on the Parliamentary Poet Laureate website. He lives in Montreal, is is an editor of Encore magazine. His first novel is Mongrel (Mansfield Press, 2011).