Test Reading Series: Diana Fitzgerald Bryden and Jason Christie

23 September 2006 12am - 12am

Mercer Union presents:

Test Reading Series:

Diana Fitzgerald Bryden and Jason Christie

Saturday September 23, 7:30 p.m.

Curated by Mark Truscott

Admission: PWYC ($5 recommended, all of which benefits the readers)

Each monthly installment of Test features two poets, each of whom reads for 30-40 minutes. The readings are followed by a brief question and answer period.

DIANA FITZGERALD BRYDEN is the author of two books of poetry. Learning Russian was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award. Poems from Clinic Day have appeared in Open Field: 30 Canadian Poets (ed. Sina Queyras). In the Malahat Review Tanis McDonald describes Clinic Day as “singularly arresting,” “a rare contemporary book of poetry that maintains a narrative while each individual lyric is polished enough to be a tile in the gritty and glorious mosaic of the imagined city.” Diana is working on a third manuscript of poems, Self Help, and has completed a novel, bits of which have appeared in The New Quarterly and Alphabet City: Suspect.

JASON CHRISTIE is the author of Canada Post (Snare, 2006) and a co-editor of Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry (Mercury, 2005). His most recent book of poetry, i-ROBOT (EDGE/Tesseract, 2006), is currently available. He is currently working on another manuscript tentatively titled most of our birds eat garbage, in which he examines the ideas of boundaries and rituals.

Please visit www.testreading.org for author biographies, updates and details. Most readings will be recorded, and sound files will be posted on http://www.testreading.org, which will also feature contextual documentation for each reader.

Mercer Union Centre for Contemporary Art

37 Lisgar Street (west of Dovercourt, south of Queen)

416 536 1519


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