Jacob Wren makes literature, performances, and exhibitions. His books include Families Are Formed Through Copulation (2007), Revenge Fantasies of the Politically Dispossessed (2010), and Polyamorous Love Song (BookThug, 2014; finalist for the 2013 Fence Modern Prize in Prose and one of The Globe and Mail's 100 best books of 2014). Wren's latest book, Rich and Poor, is forthcoming from BookThug in the spring of 2016. As co-artistic director of Montréal-based interdisciplinary group PME-ART, Wren has co-created the performances: En français comme en anglais, it's easy to criticize (1998), Individualism Was A Mistake (2008), The DJ Who Gave Too Much Information (2011), and Every Song I've Ever Written (2012). Wren travels internationally with alarming frequency and frequently writes about contemporary art. Connect with him on his blog (www.radicalcut.blogspot.com) or on Twitter @everySongIveEve.
My first job after my mother died was a contract position writing a Joke of the Day calendar. Each day I input approximately ninety jokes into an Excel spreadsheet, selecting which would appear on significant days such as the day my mother died, her birthday, the day she birthed ... Read more
Launched on June 1st and running until the end of August, All Lit Up is excited to bring you 30 incredible CanLit titles at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport — in a vending machine! Yep, you read that right; in a few simple taps you can grab new, exciting literature to carry ... Read more
Readings from authors both seasoned and starting out in Toronto, Montreal, and Saskatoon, this week in literary events.
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This week went by so quickly, it feels like summer will be over before we know it. Slow down for a few minutes and catch up on all the book-ish happenings around ALU and further afield.
Sometimes one encounters a book in which the questions that arise for the reader are thornier and more fun than any answers the book could have given. One does not explain such a book, nor necessarily analyze it. Rather, the writer issues an open invitation to play inside it. ... Read more
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