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CANCELLED - Paths to Publication in Canada


Thu Nov 28, 2019
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
90 mins


Toronto Reference Library
Beeton Hall

Update, Oct 28: this event is now CANCELLED.


Ready to share your writing with the world but not sure how to get it published? Join us for a discussion about publication through literary magazines and small presses with Michael Holmes, Kerrie Seljak-Byrne, and Neil Price, moderated by Uzma Jalaluddin. Find out why it's crucial to do your research, how to work with an editor, and what you can learn from rejections.

Presented in partnership with Toronto Public Library and The Writers' Union of Canada.

About the speakers:

Micheal Holmes writes fiction, poetry, cultural criticism and literary journalism. His books of poetry include Parts Unknown, James I Wanted to Ask You, Satellite Dishes from the Future Bakery, and Got No Flag at All. He is also the author of the novel Watermelon Row. Since the early 1990s he has edited more than 200 titles for a variety of presses. He is now Executive Editor at ECW Press, where his imprint unleashes a half-dozen literary misFits on an unsuspecting world each year. At the same time he has acquired national bestsellers like The Never-Ending Present: The Story of Gord Downie and the Tragically Hip, This Team is Ruining My Life (But I Love Them) and Hello, Friends!: Stories from My Life and Blue Jays Baseball, and edited more wrestling- and fight-sports-related books than anyone else worldwide. He lives in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada with his wife and son.

Uzma Jalaluddin writes a culture and parenting column for The Toronto Star. Her debut novel, Ayesha At Last, a revamped Pride and Prejudice set in a close-knit Toronto Muslim community, has earned four starred reviews, was a Globe and Mail Favourite Book of 2018, and named Cosmopolitan UK Book of the Year 2019. The novel was also optioned for film by Pascal Pictures. Uzma Jalaluddin lives in the GTA with her husband and two sons. You can reach her at

Neil Price is a writer, educator and editor. He is currently Reviews Editor at The Humber Literary Review and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Social and Community Services at Humber College. Neil's writing has appeared in NOW Magazine, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Hazlitt and THIS Magazine.

Kerrie Seljak-Byrne is the Co-Founder and Publisher of Augur Magazine. Founded in 2016, Augur is a digital magazine that brings together literary fiction and speculative fiction, and is the only Canadian-focused magazine to pay Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Association pro rates. Kerrie has also worked for small publishers, literary agents, and literary festivals, as well as being a writer themselves. They are passionate about creating creative, inclusive, and compassionate spaces in the Canadian literary sphere.


This event is free. Drop in. No registration is required.


This event is part of the eh List series at Toronto Public Library, where we present conversations on Canadian literature and culture with award-winning authors, poets, journalists and exciting new voices.


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