Event #1: Argo Featured Reading #13Â w/ Leigh Kotsilidis, Nick Thran & Nicholas Papaxanthos
The 2013 year of Featured Readings will begin with a triple-header of poetry!
The event will be taking place tomorrow, January 17th @ 7:30PM. Space is limited, so please come early!
Nicholas Papaxanthos was born in Vancouver, but grew up in Lefkosia, Cyprus. He is currently living in Montreal, attending Concordia University and eating sandwiches. He recently put together the chapbook Teeth, Untucked with Proper Tales Press, and has been published in the anthologies Lake Effect 5, 529, as well as The New Chief Tongue 10 and This Magazine.
Niagra Falls, Ontario-born Leigh Kotsilidis is the author of Hypotheticals (Coach House Books 2011), a â€œlively, thoughtful and refreshingly speculative first collection [that] engages and questions the linguistic roots of ‘the hypothetical’â€. Her poems have appeared in literary journals such as Fiddlehead, Prism International and Prairie Fire, and have been anthologized in publications I.V. Lounge Nights, This Grace and The Hoodoo You Do So Well. In addition, Kotsilidis was a 2009 and 2010 final-ist for the CBC Literary Awards. Co-founder of Littlefishcart Press, she currently lives in Montreal where she works as a freelance graphic designer.
Nick Thran is the author of Every Inadequate Name (Insomniac Press, 2006) and the Trillium Award-winning Earworm (Nightwood Editions, 2011), a collection combining â€œwicked cleverness, adept craftsmanship and a uniquely insightful perspectiveâ€. His poems have appeared in numerous publications across Canada, including but not limited to: Arc, The Best Canadian Poetry 2010, Geist, Maisonneuve, Matrix, The National Post and The Walrus. Since growing up in western Canada, south-ern Spain and southern California, Nick has spent the last few years living in Toronto, Ontario and Brooklyn, New York.
Event #2: Argo Open Mic #13
January 23rd @ 7PM: We encourage everyone to come out and read some of their work for 5 to 10 minutes at the Argo Open Mic. Thanks to everyone who contributed to 2012, it made for a great year filled with memories of humour, music and inspiration. We hope we can all make 2013 just as successful. Feel free to come out and share some of your writing or music, bring your friends and enjoy the evening.