Sandra Kasturi, Cathy Petch and Halli Villegas at Cat Sass Norwood on Saturday, April 26, 2014



Cat Sass Coffeehouse

Saturday April 26, 2014, 4-6 pm

4255 Hwy 7, Norwood (705) 639-5494

Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer, book reviewer and Bram Stoker Award-winning editor. She is the co-publisher of the World Fantasy Award-nominated and British Fantasy Award-winning press, ChiZine Publications. Her work has appeared in various venues, including ON SPECPrairie FireShadows & Tall Trees, several Tesseracts anthologies, EvolveEvolve 2Chilling TalesA Verdant GreenStar*Line, and 80! Memories & Reflections on Ursula K. Le Guin, and the upcoming Vamps, Tramps and Stamps. Sandra’s two poetry collections were released by Tightrope Books: The Animal Bridegroom (with an intro by Neil Gaiman) and Come Late to the Love of Birds. She likes red lipstick, gin & tonics and Michael Fassbender.

Sandra Kasturi

Halli Villegas is the author of three collections of poetry (Red Promises, In the Silence Absence Makes, and The Human Cannonball), a book of short ghost stories ( The Hairwreath and Other Stories), and was the co-editor of the anthologies Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing and In The Dark: Tales of the Supernatural. Her work has appeared in many anthologies including Chilling Tales 2, The White Collar Anthology, Bad Seed and Girls Who Bite Back. She has also appeared in numerous magazines such as CNQ, The LRC and Variety Crossings. Halli has received funding for her writing through grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. She is also the publisher of Tightrope Books, which has published 61 books to date, including the acclaimed yearly anthologies The Best Canadian Poetry in English, and The Best Canadian Essays.

Halli Villegas

Cathy Petch is a playwright, spoken word artist, performer and musical saw player for The Silverhearts. She has been published by The Toronto Quarterly, Ascending Aspirations Magazine, Descant and has a full length book of poems “Late Night Knife fights”  with LyricalMyrical Press. She is a member of “The Dildettes” a queer spoken word/comedy troupe along with Regie Cabico and David Bateman. Petch was a member of both the 2011 and 2012 Toronto Poetry Slam Teams and finished 5th in Canada at the Nationals Individuals.

Find her here.


We acknowledge the support of the The Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $157 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Canada Council for the Arts - Conseil des Arts du Canada

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil  a investi 157 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

Cathy Petch’s appearance is sponsored by the League of Canadian Poets.

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