On the first Sunday of October, Guernica Editor-In-Chief Michael Mirolla will be reading from his work at Homegrown Hamilton. The reading, which will start at 7:30, will feature Mirolla along with the poets Richard Scarsbrook, Paula Eisenstein, Julie Joosten, Sharon Baltman, and Spencer Gordon.
Born in Italy, and arriving in Canada at the age of five, Michael Mirolla calls himself a Montreal-Toronto corridor writer (because he spends so much time travelling between the two cities). He’s a novelist, short story writer, poet and playwright. His publications include two novels, the recently-released The Facility, and Berlin (a 2010 Bressani Prize winner and finalist for the 2009 Indie Book and National Best Books Awards); two short story collections – The Formal Logic of Emotion (recently translated into Italian and released in 2010) and Hothouse Loves & Other Tales; and two poetry collections: the English-Italian Interstellar Distances/Distanze Interstellari (2008), and Light And Time (2010), His short story, “A Theory of Discontinuous Existence,” was selected for The Journey Prize Anthology, while another short story, “The Sand Flea,” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His short fiction and poetry has been published in numerous journals in Canada, the U.S. and Britain, including anthologies such as Event’s Peace & War, Telling Differences: New English Fiction from Quebec, Tesseracts 2: Canadian Science Fiction, The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Writing (Guernica), New Wave of Speculative Fiction Book 1, and The Best of Foliate Oak.
Where: Homegrown Hamilton, 27 King William St., Hamilton ON
Michael Mirolla’s poetry collection, Light and Time, is available on the Guernica website at: http://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781550713282