READING IN RESIDENCE
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Free and Open to the Public!
JOAN THOMAS studied at the University of Winnipeg and taught high school English. She is a writer, reviewer and editor, as well as a literary mentor. Her first novel, Reading by Lightning, won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best First Book and was selected as the featured title for the Manitoba-wide reading initiative "On The Same Page" in
2009. Her second novel, Curiosity, was named a Quill & Quire Book of the Year. Joan is the Millennium Library's current Writer-in-Residence.
12:10pm - 12:50pm
Carol Shields Auditorium
SALLY ITO is a poet and writer of short fiction and creative non-fiction. She is currently at work on a family history for which she has done extensive research and translation from
the Japanese. A former Mombugakusho graduate research scholar, Sally holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and an MA from the University
of Alberta. Sally is the University of Manitoba's Fall 2012 Writer-in-Residence. (starfishian)