Hot-Sauced Words – MARCH 20th 2008 Featuring DOUG (R.D.) ROY and ANNABELLE MURRAY

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R.D. Roy

R.D. Roy was raised and educated in Montreal, Quebec. His mixed Anglo/Francophone heritage and working class background are often reflected in his writing. He has published two collections of short stories (Panegyric Press) and a short novel, A Pre-emptive Kindness, (Hidden Brook Press). His short stories and poems have appeared in several anthologies and Montreal’s Matrix magazine. He will be celebrating the Toronto launch of his new book of poetry, Three Cities, (Hidden Brook Press).

Roy was a featured reader at Queen’s University’s Dub Poetry festival in 2006, and the DUB Kingston-Toronto Solidarity Tour in ‘07. (Receiving Canada Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council reading grants) and has read at the Art Bar and Hot-Sauced in Toronto. He was featured at the 2007 Al Purdy-People’s Poetry Festival and, as a member of the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance, performed at the Havana International Book Festival, and the University of Havana, in 2007 and 2008. He is a contributing editor for the CCLA’s periodical, The Ambassador.

Roy is a Registered Nurse and works part-time at a ‘street clinic’ and as a ‘street nurse’ in two Ontario cities.

He is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, the Canada Cuba Literary Alliance, and PEN Canada.

Annabelle Murray

Annabelle Murray, born in England and raised in Quebec, lives and writes in Uxbridge, Ontario.

A graduate of Queen’s University, with career flourishes in music and design, she is now a nutritionist/wellness professional and the mother of two much-loved sons.

Annabelle has received recognition for her writing in Canada and overseas. She will be celebrating the Toronto launch of her new book of poetry, Secret Stone, (CreativeJames Publishing).

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