|The Totally Unknown Writers Festival 2000: Stories|
The ten stories read at the 2000 Totally Unknown Writers Festival, including: Vaia Barkas’ South of Assiniboia, about getting lost and loving it in the Alberta Badlands;
Victoria Martinez’ "The Mumps," a powerful account of a young woman’s struggle for independence against an oppressive father;
Beth Jone’s "Under the Van," about two women who chain themselves under a van at a railway crossing to block a shipment of chlorine;
Karen Graham’s "The Spelling Test," about second graders terrorized by the teacher in a one-room northern Alberta schoolhouse;
Rosa Veltri’s "Feta Cheese," a heartbreaking story of immigrant workers at a family-owned fruit market;
Sultan Ameerali’s "Night Shift at BK Variety," a dark, hilarious tale of boredom, bullets and the Jumble Puzzle at an all night convenience store.
"The Night Shift at BK Variety"
"South of Assiniboia"
"The Spelling Test"
"Under the Van"
National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data
Publisher: Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 2000