Join us for the book launch party for YELLOW WATCH: JOURNEY OF A PORTUGUESE WOMAN by Carmelinda Scian!
The book launch party for Yellow Watch: Journey of a Portuguese Woman by Carmelinda Scian is coming your way on September 15! Swing by the Casa Do Alentejo Community Centre and enjoy some beer, Portuguese tapas, stories, and music! Books will be on sale and Carmelinda will be there to chat and sign your copy. Joining her will be poet and special guest Laboni Islam.
Carmelinda Scian emigrated to Canada from Portugal as a teenager in the late 1960s with her parents. After marriage and two children, she obtained a BA and an English MA from the University of Toronto on a part time basis while operating a hair salon. Her works have appeared in several literary magazines across Canada, the USA, and Britain and have won several prizes, including the Malahat Review’s Open Season Short Fiction Writing Contest, and the Toronto Star Short Story Contest. The story “Yellow Watch” was nominated for Canada’s Journey Prize, and the story “River Crossing” has been selected for the 2022 edition of Best Canadian Stories. She lives in Toronto.
Laboni Islam was born in Canada to Bangladeshi parents. Her poem “Lunar Landing, 1966” was shortlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize (2017). Her chapbook, Light Years, is forthcoming from Baseline Press in autumn 2022. She serves as an arts educator, engaging the young and young at heart in gallery, museum, and community spaces.