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Door Prizes — Books and CDs for Sale
Thursday, March 27, 7 – 9 p.m. @ Koffee Café, 6120 – 28 Avenue, Edmonton
MARCH 2014 HEADLINERS
Borderlines is a group of multilingual, multicultural writers living and working in the Edmonton area.
|Pushpa Raj Acharya is a poet, fiction writer, and translator who immigrated to Canada from Nepal in 2012. His collections of poems, Dream Catcher (in English) and Chhayakaal (“The Phantom Time”, in Nepali), weave together the themes of inner revelation, nature, history, and myth. He is currently working on a PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta.|
|Rashmi Kumar is a professional journalist who worked for leading newspapers in India before moving to Canada in 2012. Her first novel, Stilettos in the Newsroom, was written in English with a style heavily influenced by the Indian diaspora. Launched in 2010 by one of India’s top publishers, the book remained in the country’s best sellers list for nearly a month.|
|An award-winning Albanian writer from Kosovo, Kadrush Radogoshi has published 16 books of poetry, literary criticism, and novels in Albanian. His poems have been translated and included in Swedish and Romanian anthologies. A past president of the Writers’ Union of Kosovo, Kadrush taught literature until he immigrated to Canada in 2010.|
|Maitham Salman was born in Iraq and came to Canada in 1998 as a political refugee. He has published a novel (Husks as big as my Country) and a collection of short stories (The Dirhams of Caliphate) in Arabic, as well as many articles and short stories in Arabic newspapers and magazines. He has recently begun to find his literary voice in English.|
Jay Lewis / Enochian
Enochian is an acoustic folk band with rotating accompaniment around the lead vocalist and songwriter, Jay Lewis. Jay is currently completing her third (unpublished) novel whilst playing receptionist at a sign shop, and hopes to record an album within the next six months. In the mean time, her work is available through her website at www.jmmlewis.com/music
Hendrik Slegtenhorst is a Canadian author, local government specialist, and business owner. His first poetry collection is Carravagio’s Dagger (Iguana, 2013). He has published extensively in literary publications and as a newspaper columnist on local government. He is a professional member of the Canadian Authors’ Association. His cultural website is at www.culturalrites.com.