Festival Weekend – September 26-27

september, 2020

26sep10:00 am10:45 amFeaturedVirtual EventDiaspora Dialogues: Andrew Pyper and Saleema NawazAndrew Pyper, Saleema Nawaz, Moderator: Terese Mason Pierre10:00 am - 10:45 am EST

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Andrew Pyper

Andrew Pyper is the multiple award-winning author of nine internationally bestselling novels. The Residence, forthcoming in September with Skybound Books/Gallery, is being developed as a hybrid fiction/documentary series with Skybound Entertainment and Radical Media, with Pyper acting as Executive Producer. Among his previous novels, The Demonologist was the winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for Best Novel and is being developed for feature film at Netflix with Matt Reeves producing. His first novel, Lost Girls, won the Arthur Ellis Award, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and appeared on both the New York Times and Times (UK) bestseller lists. He lives in Toronto.

Saleema Nawaz

Saleema Nawaz is the author of two novels, most recently, Songs for the End of the World. Her first novel, Bone and Bread, won the Quebec Writers’ Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the 2016 Canada Reads competition. She is also the author of the short story collection Mother Superior, and a winner of the Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize. Born and raised in Ottawa, she currently lives in Montreal.

Terese Mason Pierre

Terese Mason Pierre is a writer, editor and organizer whose work has been published in Strange Horizons, The Temz Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere online and in print. She is the poetry editor of Augur Magazine, and volunteers with Shab-e She’r reading series. Terese lives and works in Toronto.



From Toronto-based poet Terese Mason Pierre comes Manifest, a gorgeous speculative/fantasy-filled journey to the outer limits of human desire. Mason Pierre’s romantic, dreamy, and ethereal language stops time: and in that held moment, we are transported to lands, beaches, and worlds that may only exist in our collective unconscious, but that move us toward a profoundly intimate understanding of what it means to be human.

This chapbook is printed on white paper with cardstock cover lovingly designed and typeset by Dani Spinosa. Gorgeous cover art by Mia Carnevale. Poetry edited by Tiffany Morris.

AuthorTerese Mason Pierre


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 10:45 am EST