Venue: Mahtay Café
Time: Sunday 2pm-4pm
Category:  Literary Arts
City of Origin:  Niagara Falls, Ontario
Price:  Pay What You Can or Festival Pass


Book Launch and Visual Projectiles, a grey borders books event


Grey Borders is a Canadian literary publisher founded in 2002 and based in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Grey Borders is home to Grey Borders Books, Grey Borders Magazine and Grey Borders Press. Through our various imprints, we publish perfect bound books, magazines and chapbooks and produce works of poetry, short fiction, horror, biography, historical non fiction, art prints, and graphic novels.

Grey Borders Books and Grey Borders Magazine have an open submission policy. Once your work is submitted, we will contact you as to the length of our reading period.


Dane Swan (author) is the author of 2 poetry collections, a short story collection and Tuesday (Grey Borders Books, 2018), his first novella. His second poetry collection, A Mingus Lullaby (Guernica Editions, 2016), was a finalist for the 2017 Trillium Book Prize for Poetry. Born in Bermuda, Dane currently resides in Toronto.

Nafee Faigou (author) is a Niagara region artist, originally from Chad, country located in the heart of Africa. She currently is an associate member of the Association des auteures et auteurs de l’Ontario français (AAOF), Ontario francophone authors Association. She holds a Bachelor in Arts Sc. in French Literature from Ndjamena, University -Chad-. She has received various grants from both the Ontario Arts Council and the city of Mexico for various writing projects. She also received many literary awards for short stories both in Chad and in Italy – the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2002 for the scenario of a short film; -Lettre à New York-. She is a playwright and a stage director, (Tumulte chez les D’Angerio (2015) as well as an adaptor of theatre script, The little laying lion, respectively in Welland and Jamaica – 2007 & 2009 as well as a stage director, Wedding in Niagara, (2010).

Sarah Burgess (author) was born in November ’86 and has lived in St. Catharines all her life. At the age of 13, the back tire on her bike was hit by an oncoming train, leaving her with severe brain damage, the inability to vocally communicate, spasticity, and numerous other difficulties. Despite there challenges, she has the courage of a lion, and the heart of a saint. Sarah has three previously published chapbooks “Voice” (Grey Borders Books, 2012), “When Will My Reflection Show Who I Am Inside?” (Young Artists of Niagara Falls, 2014) and “Phlebotomized Heart” (Grey Borders Books, 2015).

Elaine Bolton, artist
Jordan Fry, host