Member Profile

Michael Mirolla

Photo: Antonio D'Alfonso 2011

Novelist, short story writer, poet and playwright, Michael Mirolla’s publications include a punk-inspired novella, The Ballad of Martin B.; three novels: Berlin (a Bressani Prize winner and recently translated into Latvian); The Facility, which features among other things a string of cloned Mussolinis; and The Giulio Metaphysics III, a novel/linked short story collection wherein a character named “Giulio” battles for freedom from his own creator; two short story collections: The Formal Logic of Emotion (translated into Italian as La logica formale delle emozioni) and Hothouse Loves & Other Tales; and three collections of poetry: Light and Time, the English-Italian bilingual Interstellar Distances – Distanze Interstellari, and The House on 14th Avenue (the 2014 Bressani Prize Winner for poetry). A short story collection, Lessons In Relationship Dyads, is scheduled with Red Hen Press in the U.S. His short story, “A Theory of Discontinuous Existence,” was selected for The Journey Prize Anthology, while another short story, “The Sand Flea,” was nominated for the US Pushcart Prize. Three of his plays—Gargoyles, Snails, and A Revised Experiment—have received professional production. Gargoyles won the Canadian One-Act Playwriting Competition.

Phone number:
905-599-5304

Publications

The Formal Logic of Emotion. Montreal: Nuage Editions, 1992.
Hothouse Loves & Other Tales. PublishAmerica, 2007
The Boarder. Red Lead Press, 2007
Berlin. Leapfrog, 2008
Light And Time. Guernica Editions, 2010
The Ballad of Martin B.. Quattro, 2011
The Facility. Leapfrog, 2010
The Giulio Metaphysics III. Leapfrog, 2013
The House on 14th Avenue. Signature Editions, 2013

Awards

Bressani Prize for Berlin, 2010
Bressani Prize for The House on 14th Avenue, 2014
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Presentation Length:
45 minutes
Genre:
Novels/Short Story Writing/Poetry
Audience size:
30
Workshop Description:

Northern OAC WITS:
No
One session:
$150
Two sessions:
$300
Three sessions:
$450
Four sessions:
$600
GST:
GST not applicable