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The Michael Ondaatje Reading Series presents: Jay MillAr

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Jay MillAr will be reading from his latest book Timely Irreverence on Tuesday October 21, 2014 at 4:30pm in the Senior Common Room; 3rd floor, York Hall.

Jay MillAr was born in Edmonton in 1971. Shortly afterwards his parents, a zoologist and a music teacher, moved to London, Ontario, where Jay was raised. He attended the University of Western Ontario and then York University in Toronto where he was a graduate of the Creative Writing Program.

His poetry titles include The Ghosts of Jay MillAr, Coach House Books, 1998, Mycological Studies, Coach House Books, 2002, False Maps for Other Creatures, Nightwood Editions, 2005, The small blue, Snare Books, 2007, Esp:accumulation sonnets, BookThug, 2009, Other Poems, Nightwood Editions, 2010, and his newest collection Timely Irreverence, Nightwood Editions, 2013.

He has also co-authored a book of micro-fiction entitled Double Helix with Stephen Cain.

Jay MillAr is the founder and director of BookThug, an independent publishing house dedicated to providing a platform for emerging and established avant garde writers. He also runs Apollinaire’s Bookshoppe, a virtual bookstore that “specializes in books that no one wants to buy.”

Jay MillAr is also the founder and director of the Toronto New School of Writing, where an illustrious faculty teach creative writing classes within the context of a progressive, experimental mandate.

Jay MillAr currently lives in Toronto with his wife Hazel and two sons Reid and Cole.


Published on October 17, 2014