Gianna Patriarca is an award-winning author of eight books of poetry, one children's book, and a collection of short stories inspired by the lives of Italian Canadian women, All My Fallen Angelas (2016). Her writing is extensively anthologized and appears on the course list of universities in Italy, Canada, and the USA. Her work has also writing been adapted for the Canadian stage, CBC radio drama, and appears in many documentary films. Her first book, Italian Women and Other Tragedies, is in its fourth printing and has been translated into Italian. She lives in Toronto and is currently working on a novel.
This week, books and magazines hang out at both the Taddle Creek Summer issue launch (Toronto) and the Room Magazine readings (Vancouver). Plus, a lot more (in a lot more places)
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Some launches and reading series hit your calendars this week, as well as the Griffin Poetry Prize Readings (fingers crossed for all of the excellent nominees!).
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The year was 1960 when I first began scribbling poems and stories in my notebooks. My advent into the world of creative writing (although I wasn’t aware it was creative at the time) started as a reaction to what I sometimes refer to as “my immigrant damage,” a very real ... Read more
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