Starry Nights — An evening with Marianne Apostolides and Paul Swoger-Ruston

On February 27th, author Marianne Apostolides will read from Swim, her critically-acclaimed novel that explores the eroticism of language and family. As Apostolides’ reading  progresses, composer Paul Swoger-Ruston will improvise with guitar and sonic manipulation.  The resulting performance will push the book’s narrative meaning toward its limit, conveying sense through sensuality — through the aural immediacy of embodied thought.

Marianne Apostolides is the author of three books, The Lucky Child (forthcoming in March 2010), Swim, and Inner Hunger: A Young Woman’s Struggle Through Anorexia and Bulimia.

www.bookthug.ca

www.mansfieldpress.net/

Paul Swoger-Ruston is a composer, guitarist, and professor at Humber College and Ryerson University; his CD, Throat, will be released later this year.

www.myspace.com/paulswogerruston


“Starry Nights” is a house concert series produced by STAR Company www.starcompany.ca

It is a chance for both established and emerging artists to share their work in a relaxed, intimate and interactive setting with good snacks.  The intention is to build artistic community by providing an opportunity for artists to showcase their talent.

Therefore, half of the evenings proceeds go to the artist and the other half will be passed along to Art Starts (www.artstarts.net), a community arts organization in Toronto.

Details of the event can be found on Facebook or on the Starry Nights website.

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