Sean Garritty studied science and later English and Creative Writing at the University of Alberta. He completed an MFA in poetry at Brooklyn College in 2006. In 2004, he had the opportunity to read at the Olive as part of Olga Costopoulos’s Write 494 class reading. His first book, The Lie Nearest Truth, will be released by Sheep Meadow Press of New York in December of 2011. Sean currently works in publishing and as a freelance writer and communications consultant.
Nico Rogers is the author of a collection of short poetic fiction based in Outport Newfoundland. The Fetch was published by Brick Books in 2010. He is currently completing a novel tentatively titled Beyond Long Hungry, narrated in the voice of an elderly woman. Beyond writing, he has worked as a post-secondary instructor, carpenter and waiter. This summer he paddled from Yellowknife, NWT, to Baker Lake Nunavut, a 50 day trek covering nearly 1600 kms. The poems he submitted for the Olive chapbook are drafts toward a project that may never see the light of day again: a novella in verse called My Wife’s New Lover.
Date: 8 November 2011
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Location: LEVA Cappuccino Bar
Address: 11053 86 ave