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Giving Back to the Community: Elana Wolff and Kate Marshall Flaherty Read at Hesperus Village

On November 30, from 7:00 – 8:30, Hesperus Village will be hosting an evening of poetry and music for its residents, their friends, and other members of the community.

The evening will include music by singer-songwriter Layah Jane Singer-Wilson, guitarist Oliver Johnson, as well as a performance by Elisabeth Yetman & the Hesperus Choir. There will also be a dramatic reading by Alexandra Barbara Günther and friends, who will read “Guess We Beat The Odds”. The evening will also feature readings by two Guernica poets, Kate Marshall Flaherty and Elana Wolff.

Kate Marshall Flaherty will be reading from her latest poetry collection: Reaching V. The poems in the collection explore moments of epiphany. They investigate moments when supports crumble, and new patterns must emerge. They seek the spark in the ordinary, meaning in loss, and circle back to nature.

Elana Wolff will be presenting and reading from her latest translation, Poems and Songs of Love, from Guernica’s dual translation and first-ever flip book. A Hunger Artist and Other Stories; Poems and Songs of Love includes fresh translations of Kafka’s short stories, as well as the never-before seen poems of Kafka’s good friend and contemporary, Georg Mordechai Langer.

Kate Marshall FlahertyKate Marshall Flaherty has published in journals such as Descant, CV2, Freefall, and Windsor Review. She was short-listed for Nimrod’s Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, the Malahat Review Long Poem and Descant’s Best Canadian Poem. She lives in Toronto with her husband and three spirited children, where she guides yoga/retreats/writing workshops.


Elana Wolff Black and WhiteElana Wolff has published four collections of poetry with Guernica Editions, including You Speak to Me in Trees, awarded the F.G. Bressani Prize for Poetry. She is also the author of Implicate Me, a collection of essays on contemporary poems; co-author with the late Malca Litovitz of Slow Dancing: Creativity and Illness (Duologue and Rengas); and co-editor with Julie Roorda of Poet to Poet: Poems written to poets and the stories that inspired them. A bilingual edition of her selected poems, Helleborus & Alchémille (Éditions du Noroît), was awarded the 2014 John Glassco Prize for Translation (translator: Stéphanie Roesler). Elana has taught English for Academic Purposes at York University in Toronto and at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She currently divides her professional time between writing, editing, and designing and facilitating therapeutic community art courses.

When: November 30, 2014 from 7:00 – 8:30

Where: Hesperus Village Lobby & Hall, 1 Hesperus Rd., Thornhill, ON L4J 0G9

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