EVENT 43/1


You’re looking at EVENT 43/1, our 2014 Notes on Writing issue. Go on. Buy it. Open it. Inside you’ll find notes from Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Lauren B. Davis, Marcello Di Cintio, Doretta Lau and Meredith Quatermain. There’s a veritable schwack of poetry from Jordan Abel, Erin Moure, Katia Grubisic (and more!). Our fiction section includes stories from Simon Barker, Paul Carlucci and Hillary Dean. And that’s not all—we’ve got four new reviews, a wicked piece of non-fiction from Fiona Tinwei Lam, and more! Pick up EVENT 43/1 here, at a local newsstand, or in your mailbox* today.

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Notes on Writing

Gail Anderson-Dargatz To Dance with a Cat
Lauren B. Davis Lies, Lies and More…Fiction
Marcello Di Cintio On Travel Writing
Doretta Lau When I Was Nearly Young
Meredith Quartermain How to Write


Jordan Abel TWO POEMS
Rohan Chhetri TWO POEMS
Stevie Howell TWO POEMS
Nikki Sheppy THREE POEMS
Michael Johnson The Calf
Katia Grubisic Dry Season
Stephanie Warner Flat Share


Simon Barker The Sentence
Paul Carlucci Around Elephants
Hilary Dean Braces
Dave Margoshes My Mother’s Breasts


Fiona Tinwei Lam Elements


On Fiction Craig DavidsonCataract City (Doubleday, 2013)
Michael WinterMinister Without Portfolio (Hamish Hamilton, 2013)
Review by Brenna Clarke Gray.

Dede CraneEvery Happy Family (Coteau Books, 2013)
Saleema NawazBone and Bread (House of Anansi, 2013)
Review by Judy Truelove.

On Non-Fiction Paul VaseyThe River: A Memoir of Life in the Border Cities (Biblioasis, 2013)
David ZierothThe November Optimist (Gaspearau, 2013)
Review by Brett Josef Grubisic.
On Poetry Tim Bowling, Selected Poems (Nightwood Editions, 2013)
Sara Peters1996 (House of Anansi, 2013)
David O’MearaA Pretty Sight (Coach House, 2013)
Review by Maurice Mierau.


On the cover: ‘Untitled’ by David Zilber, 2013.

Read more about our contributors here.

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