Catherine Bush is the author of four novels: Amazon.ca Best Book Accusation, the Trillium Award-shortlisted Claire’s Head, The Rules of Engagement (which was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book) and Minus Time. Her non-fiction has appeared in the anthology The Heart Does Break and elsewhere. She coordinates the University of Guelph Creative Writing MFA.
Emma Donoghue is a writer of contemporary and historical fiction whose eight novels include the internationally bestselling Room—winner of both the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and Caribbean Region) and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the Man Booker Prize—as well as Slammerkin, Life Mask and The Sealed Letter. She lives in London, Ontario with her partner and their two children. Donoghue presents her latest novel, Frog Music, a lyrical tale of love and bloodshed among lowlifes in San Francisco in 1876.
Aislinn Hunter’s acclaimed collection of stories, What's Left Us, was a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Award and the ReLit Award, and her poetry, Into the Early Hours, was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and won the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Hunter’s novel Stay was a finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and was recently adapted for film. She presents The World Before Us, her first book of fiction in 12 years. It is a riveting exploration of the repercussions of small acts, the power of affection and the irrepressible vitality of everyday objects and events.
Eliza Robertson studied creative writing at the University of Victoria, then pursued her MA in prose fiction at the University of East Anglia, where she received a Man Booker Scholarship and the Curtis Brown Prize for best writer. She was a finalist for the 2013 CBC Short Story Prize, won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for "We Walked on Water," and her short story "My Sister Sang" was shortlisted for the 2013 Journey Prize. Robertson presents her debut collection, Wallflowers, a quirky and masterful bouquet that smashes stereotypes and shows us remarkable new ways of experiencing the world.
Diane Schoemperlen has published several collections of short fiction and three novels. Her short story collection The Man of My Dreams was shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Award and the Trillium Book Award. In 2008, she received the Marian Engel Award from the Writers’ Trust of Canada. Schoemperlen presents By the Book: Stories and Pictures, a sequel to her Governor General’s Award-winning Forms of Devotion, in which she pieces together fragments from old encyclopedias in the form of verbal and visual collage, breathing new life into the old forgotten texts.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Brigantine Room, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $18/$15 supporters/FREE students & youth 25 and under (Jenni_Canuck)