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Short Histories of Light w/ Aidan Chafe and Nasreen Pejvack

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Book Launch! Come listen to authors Aidan Chafe and Nasreen Pejvack read from their latest offerings.

Aidan Chafe's debut collection of poetry Short Histories of Light is published with McGill-Queen's University Press. His poems have featured in journals such as CV2, EVENT and The Capilano Review. He works as a public high school teacher, and lives in Burnaby with his indefatigable Jack-Chi and his brilliant and beautiful wife. You can find him at AidanChafe.com or @allegorically on Twitter.

Nasreen Pejvack was born in Tehran, Iran where, pre-revolution, she worked as a writer and poet for an activist underground publication. She moved to Greece due to the brutal aftermath of the 1979 revolution in Iran, and soon immigrated to Canada. She studied and worked as a computer programmer in Ottawa for eight years, then moved to California and worked as a systems analyst in San Francisco. After four years she returned to Canada and now resides in Vancouver, B.C. where she transferred from the computer field to Psychology and worked with the North Vancouver school district and other organizations. Today she develops, designs, and facilitates workshops, as well as focusing on her writing. Her debut novel Amity was a short-listed for the 2016 Ethel Wilson Prize. Her latest offerings are a short story collection entitled Paradise of the Downcasts, and a collection of poetry entitled Waiting.

*** Bring cash! Books will be available for purchase and signing after the reading. ***