Aug
21
Sun
Luke Hathaway at the FERTILE Festival of New & Inventive Works @ Great Escape Book Store
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Luke Hathaway at the FERTILE Festival of New & Inventive Works @ Great Escape Book Store | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Join us at knifeforkbook’s FERTILE Festival of New & Inventive Works, where Luke Hathaway (The Affirmations) will be joined in conversation by fellow poets Michael Goodfellow and Christopher Patton for readings and discussion. The event will take place on Sunday, August 21 at 3PM ET, at the Great Escape Bookstore in Toronto.

More details here!

Get your copy of The Affirmations here!

ABOUT THE AFFIRMATIONS

“…a trans-mystical work of love and change…”—Ali Blythe, author of Hymnswitch

The mystics who coined the phrase ‘the way of affirmation’ understood the apocalyptic nature of the word yes, the way it can lead out of one life and into another. Moving among the languages of Christian conversion, Classical metamorphosis, seasonal transformation, and gender transition, Luke Hathaway tells the story of the love that rewired his being, asking each of us to experience the transfiguration that can follow upon saying yes—with all one’s heart, with all one’s soul, with all one’s mind, with all one’s strength … and with all one’s body, too.

ABOUT LUKE HATHAWAY

Luke Hathaway is a trans poet who teaches English and Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s University in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. He has been before now at some time boy and girl, bush, bird, and a mute fish in the sea. His book Years, Months, and Days was named a best book of 2018 in The New York Times. He mentors new librettists as a faculty member in the Amadeus Choir’s Choral Composition Lab, and makes music with Daniel Cabena as part of the metamorphosing ensemble ANIMA.

Sep
28
Wed
AfterWords Festival Kickoff with David Huebert and Luke Hathaway @ Cafe Lara
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Celebrate the fourth annual AfterWords Festival! Featuring readings from David Huebert (Chemical Valley), Luke Hathaway (The Affirmations) and Daniel Cabena, Anna Quon, K.R. Byggdin, Katherine Alexandra Harvey, and host Sarah Mian. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 28 at 7PM ADT. Tickets are $5.

This licensed event at Cafe Lara will fill up fast, so snag your ticket now here!

Get your copy of Chemical Valley here!

Get your copy of The Affirmations here!

ABOUT CHEMICAL VALLEY

Winner of the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction • A Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award Finalist • A 2022 ReLit Award Finalist • A Siskiyou Prize Semi-Finalist • Miramichi Reader Best Fiction Title of 2021

From refinery operators to long term care nurses, dishwashers to preppers to hockey enforcers, Chemical Valley’s compassionate and carefully wrought stories cultivate rich emotional worlds in and through the dankness of our bio-chemical animacy. Full-hearted, laced throughout with bruised optimism and sincere appreciation of the profound beauty of our wilted, wheezing world, Chemical Valley doesn’t shy away from urgent modern questions—the distribution of toxicity, environmental racism, the place of technoculture in this ecological spasm—but grounds these anxieties in the vivid and often humorous intricacies of its characters’ lives. Swamp-wrought and heartfelt, these stories run wild with vital energy, tilt and teeter into crazed and delirious loves.

ABOUT DAVID HUEBERT

David Huebert’s writing has won the CBC Short Story Prize, The Walrus Poetry Prize, and was a finalist for the 2020 Journey Prize. David’s fiction debut, Peninsula Sinking, won a Dartmouth Book Award, was shortlisted for the Alistair MacLeod Short Fiction Prize, and was runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. David’s work has been published in magazines such as The WalrusMaisonneuveenRoute, and Canadian Notes & Queries, and anthologized in Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Stories. David teaches literature and creative writing at The University of New Brunswick.

ABOUT THE AFFIRMATIONS

“…a trans-mystical work of love and change…”—Ali Blythe, author of Hymnswitch

The mystics who coined the phrase ‘the way of affirmation’ understood the apocalyptic nature of the word yes, the way it can lead out of one life and into another. Moving among the languages of Christian conversion, Classical metamorphosis, seasonal transformation, and gender transition, Luke Hathaway tells the story of the love that rewired his being, asking each of us to experience the transfiguration that can follow upon saying yes—with all one’s heart, with all one’s soul, with all one’s mind, with all one’s strength … and with all one’s body, too.

ABOUT LUKE HATHAWAY

Luke Hathaway is a trans poet who teaches English and Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s University in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. He has been before now at some time boy and girl, bush, bird, and a mute fish in the sea. His book Years, Months, and Days was named a best book of 2018 in The New York Times. He mentors new librettists as a faculty member in the Amadeus Choir’s Choral Composition Lab, and makes music with Daniel Cabena as part of the metamorphosing ensemble ANIMA.

Oct
1
Sat
The Poetry of Change with Luke Hathaway @ Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Printed words are static on the page, yet poets—enamoured by the metamorphic properties of life—are always trying to find ways to get their work to embody changefulness. In this workshop with Luke Hathaway (The Affirmations), look at some examples of words that change and try your hand at creating linguistic structures that both describe and embody transformation. The event will take place on Saturday, October 1 at 12PM ADT. Location TBD.

Tickets on sale July 4 here!

Get your copy of The Affirmations here!

ABOUT THE AFFIRMATIONS

“…a trans-mystical work of love and change…”—Ali Blythe, author of Hymnswitch

The mystics who coined the phrase ‘the way of affirmation’ understood the apocalyptic nature of the word yes, the way it can lead out of one life and into another. Moving among the languages of Christian conversion, Classical metamorphosis, seasonal transformation, and gender transition, Luke Hathaway tells the story of the love that rewired his being, asking each of us to experience the transfiguration that can follow upon saying yes—with all one’s heart, with all one’s soul, with all one’s mind, with all one’s strength … and with all one’s body, too.

ABOUT LUKE HATHAWAY

Luke Hathaway is a trans poet who teaches English and Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s University in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. He has been before now at some time boy and girl, bush, bird, and a mute fish in the sea. His book Years, Months, and Days was named a best book of 2018 in The New York Times. He mentors new librettists as a faculty member in the Amadeus Choir’s Choral Composition Lab, and makes music with Daniel Cabena as part of the metamorphosing ensemble ANIMA.