Guernica Editions is turning 35, and we have a lot to celebrate! We want you to join us and help to mark 35 years of great literature.
This Autumn marks the introduction of our new website, the Miroland imprint with work by Maria Mazziotti-Gillan and Sidney Zoltak, and books by Connie McParland (Linda Leith Publishing) and Michael Mirolla (Signature Editions). We want to sincerely thank you for your continued support, and hope to see you there!
DATE: October 20, 2013
TIME: 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Supermarket Toronto, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto ON
Books will be available care of Ben McNally Books, and light refreshments will be served.
Enjoy a special performance by Joseph Maviglia.
The event is open to the public.
|MY SILENT PLEDGE by Sidney Zoltak
A child survivor, a child of survivors and a grandchild of a survivor, Sidney Zoltak is all these things. His story about a family that struggled and endured, the generosity of those who saved them against all odds, and a vow never to forget is a remarkable journey through the Holocaust into a rich and full life. At eight, Sidney loses a middle class home and goes from the slow death of the ghetto into the terror of hiding in forests, barns and finally, a hole in the ground provided by a Polish farm family. But when war ends, there is no going back. We follow the Zoltak family as they make their way to Italy where young Sidney encounters a generosity of spirit that helps to heal war’s wounds and prepares him for life in Canada. Sidney Zoltak’s chronicle is a lesson in the importance of honouring your story for the generations to come.WRITING POETRY TO SAVE YOUR LIFE by Maria Mazziotti-Gillan
Writing Poetry to Save Your Life combines Gillan’s personal story about her journey as a writer with her suggestions for writers at all stages of development. The voice in this book is the voice of a friend who sits with you in a warm kitchen sipping espresso or a cup of herbal tea, while offering support and encouragement. It is designed to help you find the stories you have to tell and the words to tell them. It is based on the belief that when you find the courage to explore your memories, you will find the source for evocative writing. Writing Poetry to Save Your Life is a book about the writing process rather than about the craft of writing. It can be used in classrooms, by writer’s groups, or by an individual while writing at home or in a coffee shop. This book will encourage you to write, and in the process, will give you confidence, help you overcome writer’s block, and silence the critical voice of the being Gillan calls “The Crow.” It will jumpstart your creativity, giving you permission to use the power of words to save your life.
THE GIRLS OF PIAZZA D’AMORE by Connie Guzzo-McParland
THE HOUSE ON 14TH AVENUE by Michael Mirolla