Dear Villa Dwellers

we have a slew of updates for you!


In February, Lunatic Villas observed the anniversary of Marian Engel’s passing. Our mandate is to celebrate her life, during a year when she should be alive and aged 82 years old. Unfortunately, 30 years ago we were deprived of this privilege. May is the celebration of her birthday, so next month please take some time to read one of her many novels.


We are proud to announce that our brilliant, dashing illustrator Tanya Decarie aka Twiggy Starblade will be representing Mississauga’s slam collective WE FLIP TABLES at Vancouver’s Verses Festival! A fundraising event for this trip will be held Saturday April 18, 7:30pm at Studio.89 in Mississauga. A limited edition chapbook of Tanya’s writing and illustrations will be available for purchase.


Lunatic Villas writer Peter Gibbon will also be reading poetry at the event! How often do you see the illustrator and writer of a comic book read their poetry in the same evening? The answer is not that often. Full event details via facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1425854367717446/ This month, LV writer Peter Gibbon has a new poem online via The Steel Chisel.




Our second instalment is underway. The script is being finalized, the storyboards are happening and the launch event has been booked. This time, we’re being hosted by the wonderful Emerging Writers Reading Series on June 9th. 8pm, Duffy’s Tavern. Thanks to Jess Taylor & Toronto Arts Council!

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