|Aimee Wall, Anita Lahey, Nicholas Papaxanthos|
Author Aimee Wall broke the proverbial ice with fiction. Literary gems such at "tea coloured light" and "He wore a stain with the elegance of a rose" seasoned her reading. She was followed by Anita Lahey who read excerpts from her collection of essais on poetry and culture, The Mystery Shopping Cart. Her efficient style and reflection inducing prose were a delight to hear. Nicholas Papaxanthos closed the first part of the reading with delectably absurd and funny poetry. Laughter lingered as the crowd applauded.
Robin Richardson opened the second part with a pick of poems from her latest collection, Knife-Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis. She generously treated everyone to a second serving of her scrumptious rhymes by reading some of her new work. Author Josip Novakovich followed, reading a new story directly from his laptop screen. The strange story of a future past set in 2016 generated much laughter. Lastly, Dani Couture braved a 9 hour drive from Toronto to make it right on time to crown the evening with mellifluous poetry read in a soft, quiet voice. Her poem entitled "Corrections" was particularly delightful.
|Robin Richardson, Josip Novakovich, Dani Couture|
Guests left the bookstore with their head brimming with literature, the smiles on their faces a sure tell-tale of the success of the soiree. There is much to look forward to for Lemon Hound in the next year and ATUA hopes to partake in the celebrations of its second anniversary.