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Author Showcase

  • Glad Day Bookshop 499 Church Street Toronto, ON, M4Y 2C6 Canada (map)

Featuring authors Eric Folsom, Khafre Kujichagulia Abif, Jennifer Aja Fernandes, Ama Scriver, Anita Dolman and Leah Sandals.

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Join us Sept 22nd at Glad Day for our annual author showcase, curated by Dorianne Emmerton.

Eric Folsom
Khafre Kujichagulia Abif
Jennifer Aja Fernandes
Ama Scriver
Anita Dolman
Leah Sandals

Eric Folsom is a 66 year old bisexual poet from Kingston, Ontario. He has published four books, including "What Kind of Love Did You Have In Mind?" and "Icon Driven" from Wolsak & Wynn, and more recently "Le Loutre: a Poetry Narrative" from Woodpecker Lane Press. A native of New England, he is a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S., the father of two sons and the son of two mothers. He served as Kingston's first poet Laureate from 2010-2014 and came out publicly during that time.

Khafre Kujichagulia Abif is an Atlanta-based Bisexual, HIV and Social Justice activist, writer, editor, blogger and artist. Khafre is a Community Organizer with the Southern AIDS Coalition, serves on the Board of BiNet USA, and is the former Director of the Langston Hughes Library. He is one of the first men of color to serve as manager of children’s services for a major urban public library system in the United States. Khafre is the editor of the anthology, Cornbread, Fish and Collard Greens: Prayers, Poems & Affirmations for People Living with HIV/AIDS and Sistah’s Speak, a collection of work from women living with HIV/AIDS. 

Jennifer Aja Fernandes is an accomplished writer and pianist. She is a VONA alum, and an attendee of Pink Door for women of colour. She has been a creator and member of writer of colour and LGBTQ communities, and she is currently exploring opportunities for a new and exciting project.

Ama Scriver is freelance journalist best known for being fat, loud and shouty on the Internet. As a proud body image advocate, Ama has been profiled for her activism work in Now Magazine, Mashable, CBC Metro Morning, Bustle, and The Toronto Star. Currently, Ama is a frequent contributor to FLARE Magazine, where she writes about plus-size fashion and Brit + Co where she covers body politics and feminist issues plus just recently launched her own zine collective titled Femme Folio. Ama's work has also appeared in Buzzfeed, High Times, Broadly and The Washington Post. When she's not writing, she's usually watching trashy reality television, going to drag shows, playing with her makeup and eating chips.

Anita Dolman’s debut short fiction collection is Lost Enough (Morning Rain Publishing, 2017). She is a contributing editor for Arc Poetry Magazine, and co-edited Motherhood in Precarious Times, an anthology of non-fiction, essays and poetry (Demeter Press, 2018). Her poetry and fiction have appeared in journals and anthologies throughout North America, including Canadian Ginger, Hamilton Arts & Letters, Matrix Magazine, On Spec, Grain, PRISM international and Triangulation: Lost Voices. She is also the author of two poetry chapbooks, and was a finalist for the 2015 Alberta Magazine Award for fiction.

Leah Sandals is a writer and editor based in Toronto. Her poetry and short fiction is published or forthcoming in Room, Freefall and Three.


Where: Glad Day Bookshop
Address: 499 Church Street
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Time: 2pm to 4pm

Contact Catherine or Dorianne at [email protected] with questions."

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