Tripping the Tale Fantastic – Must-Read Deaf Lit

I’m thrilled to have a story in Handtype Press’ latest anthology, Tripping the Tale FantasticWeird Fiction by Deaf and Hard of Hearing Writers. This anthology « pushes Deaf Lit… and Science Fiction and Horror and Fantasy in a new direction, and in the world of exploration all new directions are bold ones. » My story, Dreaded Silence, is about music.

I’ve been hard of hearing since childhood, and have worn hearing aids since the age of five. I learned to play basic piano and compose by ear, but I’m still fascinated by people who can read sheet music and hear what’s on the page in their heads – which is what lead to my story.

You can read more about the anthology – and buy yourself a copy – here: http://www.handtype.com/books/tripping/

Blue and yellow cover page of the anthology

Public Readings – Three Down, One To Go

Over the course of one month, I have had the opportunity to read my work in public three times, with one more chance coming up.

A photo of author A.M. Matte at a Toronto Public Library podium, reading a short story excerpt .

A.M. Matte, reading an excerpt of A Treat, at the TOWC Voices 2013 book launch.

I’ve read an excerpt of my short story Where Pigeons Roost, with fave author Terry Fallis in attendance. I’ve read an excerpt of my MIL Dread monologue at a CityVoices Monologue Salon. (Click here for a YouTube excerpt of the monologue performed by actress Audrey Ferron.) And I’ve read an excerpt of my short story A Treat at the launch of the Toronto Writers Cooperative’s Voices anthology (only $10 each).

An image of the Voices 2013 anthology book cover, itself a blurred image of light coming through a window on a brownish background.

The Voices 2013 anthology.

I immensely enjoyed reading my pieces at those events and I’m thrilled to have one more opportunity to share at the Who You Calling Crazy? reading by emerging authors at Toronto’s Free Times Café on Thursday, October 3rd, starting at 7:30 p.m.

I’ll be practicing reading my excerpts until then.