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January 15, 2012

Words Allowed: Daa, Mayor, Schnitzer, Slobogian & Worth

Mondragon Cafe, 1-91 Albert Street
Saturday, January 21, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Words Allowed brings together a mix of emerging and established authors for an intimate night of literary readings and performance poetry.

Drek Daa is an award winning poet, songwriter, CBC columnist, arts organizer, academic, and psychotherapist. "Drek Daa's audio file is brilliant, funny and stunningly skillful.... He's really good." – Leonard Cohen 

Chandra Mayor is the award winning author of August Witch, Cherry, and All the Pretty Girls. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and Chandra has appeared in writers' festivals and reading series. 

Deborah Schnitzer is the winner of the 2010 Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction for her book An Unexpected Break in the Weather. "Just as Mordecai Richler did with St. Urbain Street in Montreal, University of Winnipeg English professor Deborah Schnitzer brings life and story to our own Corydon Avenue." - Winnipeg Free Press

Courtney Slobogian is an emerging writer who was born in Winnipeg. She co-hosts a radio show on CKUW called Tiger Lilies are Poisonous

Liz Worth is a Toronto-based author. Her new book, Amphetamine Heart, is a surreal collection of poetry inspired by punk rock, strange dreams, heavy metal, and late, late nights. Her first book, Treat Me Like Dirt: An Oral History of Punk in Toronto was recently re-issued by ECW Press.  

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