Join the National Magazine Award-winning team from The Feathertale Review in launching their latest project, EAT IT, a tasty collection of new writing from women about food — all its finger-lickin’ glory and tangy cultural complications.
EAT IT (www.eatit-literarycookbook.com) is an irreverent, clever and touching anthology that hinges on the carnal. It’s a tasting menu of unique, genre-spanning stories that explore what it means to be a woman who’s hungry for more.
What’s the best way to poison one’s husband? What happens when the body itself becomes a source of food? Can a potato be political? EAT IT’s contributors explore these questions and more with equal parts humour and gravitas, revealing that for many women food is about love but also power, biology, social obligation, experimentation, nourishment, pain and pleasure.
With stories from Jennifer Bain, Denise Balkissoon, Sarah Barmak, Nicole Baute, Katie Daubs, Tu Anh Dinh, Stacey May Fowles, Brianna Goldberg, Faye Harnest, Sara Hennessey, Trish Hennessy, Amy Jones, Bronwyn Kienapple, Julia Kilpatrick, Jessica Kluthe, Rebecca Kohler, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Lu Lam, Margo LaPierre, Victoria Martinez, Samantha Mehra, Alexandra Molotkow, Jessica Moss, Kristin Nelson, Kristine Owram, Maya Reid, Evany Rosen, Sarah Selecky, Lauren Spring, Lori Weidenhammer and Jessica Westhead.
Hosts (and EAT IT co-editors) Nicole Baute and Brianna Goldberg present a lively variety show packed with hot literary dishes from the book, including readings and performances from an award-winning crew featuring author Jessica Westhead, comic Sara Hennessey, playwright Jessica Moss and more.
DJs Alexandra Molotkow and Chandler Levack round out the night with a dance party, spinning tasty tunes from all-female soul, disco and R & B artists.