Jeremy Hanson-Finger is a writer and editor, and co-founder of the now-on-hiatus Dragnet Magazine. Email jhansonf at gmail dot com.


I’m reading at Pivot with Guillaume Morissette, Stuart Ross, and Liz Lochhead on Wednesday, March 26

Just thought I’d drop a teaser for my reading at Pivot on Wednesday.


This is the setup for the section of my novel manuscript (The Big Freeze) that I’m going to read from:

Janwar Gupta is a med student doing a placement in anesthesiology at Ottawa Civic Hospital. He chose to use an experimental approach in his first operation, for which the nurses, Henry and José, threw some seriously dark shade, calling him Dr. Mengele and riffing off of that for way too long. His supervisor, however, Llew Cadwaladr, applauded his initiative and invited him to join the clique of more experimental anesthesiologists in the department, who call themselves the Mixers. Now Janwar is going for drinks with the Mixers at a pub. He’s just met up with Candy and Peter, the two youngest residents, and they slammed a tall can each in a parking lot before hitting the bar.

I’m facing off against Jeremy Greenberg at Write Club on August 20

At 8 pm, Tuesday, August 20, at the Garrison, I will be facing off against Jeremy Greenberg in a battle of words. Two Jeremies enter, one Jeremy leaves. Shit’s gonna get real. Click here for Facebook event.

WRITE CLUB is back and better than ever.

Having given away THOUSANDS of dollars worth of the city’s finest writers’ blood, sweat and tears, we want to continue to EAT WORDS and SHIT MONEY with another hair-raising episode.

Our new format of three rounds means a tighter show with bigger stakes for both our would-be victors and more to lose for our simpering sad baby losers who will leave and cwy in their teddy bears.

In short, the show’s shorter, the cash prizes are bigger, the stakes are higher and the losers still go cry to their mommies.

Come, and for the love of Pete, do not fuck up the voting.