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Book Launch for de Book of Mary, a performative poem

Tuesday, November 10th
Beit Zatoun at 6:30 pm.
612 Markham St.
Toronto, ON M6G 2L8
1 minute from Bathurst subway stop on Bloor line (Markham St. exit)

de book of Mary Launch flyer


Praise for de Book of Mary

“de book of Mary is a perfect example of how powerful, striking stories will always, in every place and era, find exactly the right person to re-tell them. The poet Pamela Mordecai has found a new way with the Good News—de book of Mary is a page-turner—pure energy released through pure poetry.”
—JonArno Lawson, author of Sidewalk Flowers

“A rare and dazzling look at her world and ours by one of the most mysterious women of all time.”
-Rachel Manley


Red Jacket has been shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize!

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Rogers Writers’ Trust Finalists Read at Harbourfront and in Hamilton

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Rogers Writers’ Trust Finalists Awards Presentation

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9781459729407Recent Events and Book Launches of Red Jacket:

Eden Mills: Pamela read at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival on Sunday, September 13th.

Wasaga Beach, ON: Pamela read at the inaugural Palaver International Literary Festival on August 8th and 9th.

Brooklyn, NY: Medgar Evers College, 1650 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn. Pamela read on June 6th as part of Word! A Caribbean Book Fest. To find out more about this event, please visit the Facebook event by clicking here.

Bracebridge, ON: Pamela read at the meeting of the Bracebridge chapter of the Canadian Authors Association on June 18th. A brief discussion about the role of manuscript reviewers in the writing process followed her reading.

Hamilton: Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King St W, Hamilton, on May 27th, 2015. Pam read with authors Gary Barwin ( and Christine Miscione (

Guelph: On May 2nd, 2015, Pam was included in the inaugural Canadian Authors for Indies, a national initiative developed by Ann Marie McDonald. The event was designed to provide a forum for authors to promote books, assisting booksellers as well as their peers. More Information can be found at on the Canadian Authors for Indies website.

Toronto: Ben McNally Books, at 366 Bay St, Toronto, on April 9th, 2015.

Waterloo: Words Worth Books, at 96 King St. S, Waterloo, on April 2nd, 2015.




The March Hare Festival, Newfoundland

Pam read at three events in The March Hare Festival in Newfoundland: as part of a lineup at Norris Point on March 12, with Martin Mordecai and Stan Dragland at Grenfell Campus on March 13, and as part of a lineup at Corner Brook’s large show “Pittman’s Fancy” at the Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, March 14. In addition, there was a launch and signing of Red Jacket: a novel at Coles Bookstore in Corner Brook on March 13. For more information visit The March Hare’s website at


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On Wednesday, 25th March, Pamela read from Subversive Sonnets at “Culture, Identity and Representation,” an event to celebrate Black History Month at the Scarborough Campus of the University of Toronto. Spoken word poet, YusraKhogali Ali, drummer, Walter Maclean, dancer-choreographer, Ken A. Ormsby, director and dramaturg, Diane Roberts, poet, playwright and essayist, Charles Smith, and dancer-choreographer, Chris Walker also took part.

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Pamela Mordecai, read from

Subversive Sonnets

Saturday, Nov. 22 at Bookland

(Visit us on Facebook at “Bookland New Kingston”)

53 Knutsford Boulevard New Kingston, Jamaica