Join us on Wednesday, November 27 at 7 pm as Tom Howell presents The Rude Story of English (McClelland & Stewart/Random House), a hilarious and disobedient history of the Anglo tongue, and poet/illustrator Gabe Foreman reads/draws tenuously relevant poems, diagrams, and pictures.
A recovering lexicographer, Tom Howell wrote definitions for the Canadian Oxford Dictionary and thesaurus entries for the Canadian Oxford Thesaurus before abandoning serious work. He became the in-house word nerd on CBC Radio’s language show, And Sometimes Y, which involved rewriting Fowler’s Modern English Usage as an opera, etc. Then he took a job as poetry correspondent for CBC’s The Next Chapter. Originally from London, England, Tom currently lives and makes various noises in Toronto.
Gabe Foreman was born in Thunder Bay. His drawings and paintings have appeared on several albums by the musical group The Burning Hell. In 2011, his book of poems, A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People was published by Coach House Books. He lives in Montreal where he works at a soup kitchen.
Wednesday, November 27th at 7 pm! 211 Bernard Ouest!