Please join us for the launch of The Videographer, the latest contest-forged release from 3-Day Books, and for a celebration and pre-event rally for the upcoming 32nd Annual 3-Day Novel Contest on Labour Day weekend.
Thursday, August 27
7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The Victory Cafe, Toronto
581 Markham Street, upstairs (Google Map)
Free admission, everyone welcome.
On-site contest registration available.
Jason Rapczynski, winner of the 31st Annual 3-Day Novel Contest.
Special guests Matthew J. Trafford, writer and veteran of the 3-Day Novel Contest reality TV series, and 3-Day staff and veterans to offer advice to potential contest entrants.
Hosted by Tate Young, poet, producer of the 3-Day Novel Contest reality TV series and former cross-country pink ambulance driver.
Expect readings, door prizes, a 3-Day Q&A with staff, survivors and winners, and general fun and encouragement for entrants and hopeful entrants to this Labour Day weekend’s 32nd Annual International 3-Day Novel Contest.
Jason Rapczynski won the 31st International 3-Day Novel Contest with The Videographer, a tale of the naive dreamers and web-addled stunt junkies of the digital generation. Jason earned his MFA in creative writing from Emerson College in 2005, and now works as a writer and bookseller. He lives in New Haven, Connecticut.
Matthew J. Trafford works with Deaf college students in Toronto. His poetry, reviews, and stories have appeared in journals across Canada. His fiction has twice been short-listed for the CBC Literary Prize, received an Honourable Mention at the National Magazine Awards, and won the Far Horizons Award from the Malahat Review.
Tate Young is the director/producer who thought that dropping 3-Day Novel writers in a giant bookstore on the western hinterlands and filming them for live broadcast and a television series would be a good idea. Twice. Obviously a twisted sadist, he’s also a poet who once drove a pink ambulance across the country to promote his alter-ego’s inflammatory book of verse.