The Totally Unknown Writers Festival 1999: Stories


The twelve stories read at the 1999 Totally Unknown Writers Festival. These stories include:

Sultan Ameerali’s "Garbage Man Selling du Mauriers," a manifesto for society’s “bottom-feeders”;

Susan Olding’s "Pathology," a stunning account of her father;

Lorraine Robbin’s "Dinner at Tom’s," a funny and not-funny story of a besieged mother’s taking her two children out for dinner;

Mary Carroll’s "Bill," a heartbreaking account of a sister who takes a beating on her brother’s behalf;

Sarah Ward’s, "My Last Confession," an ominous tale of a visit to a priest who pressures a young woman for a lurid confession.


Sultan Ameerali

"Garbage Man Selling DuMauriers"


Albert Bekoe



Sean Black



Mary Carroll (Selina Africaine)



Elizabeth Clark

"The Stove Pipe Hole"


Stacey Lynn Doherty

"The Bay"


Jessica Marasovic

"The Euchre Game"


Susan Olding



Lynda Reid



Lorraine Robbin

"Dinner at Tom's"


Stanley Teclaw

"The Fight"


Sarah Ward

"My Last Confession"


National Library of Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 1999
Series: Life rattle new writers series 1200 5266 9
Numbers: Canadiana: 009331670 ISBN: 0969950799
Classification: LC Call no.:PS8321 T6832 2000 Dewey: C813/.0108054 21
Subjects: Short stories, Canadian (English) Canadian Fiction (English)-20th century