Sunday, 23 October 2016

Sunday October 23, 2016 IFOA: Lit on Lour

The Thunder Bay Public Library, along with Lakehead University, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and CBC Radio is pleased to be hosting the 6th annual Lit On Tour Festival of Authors reading on November 1 at 7 pm at the Art Gallery.  This year we will be hosting authors Cordelia Strube, Andy McGuire, Karen Connelly and our very own Amy Jones.  Tickets ($15) can be purchased at the Art Gallery or at the Brodie and Waverley Libraries.

Karen Connelly is the author of ten best-selling books of poetry and fiction, the most recent being Come Cold River, a family memoir in poetry.  In 2017, her new long-awaited novel The Change Room will be published by Random House Canada.  Burmese Lessons, a love story is a prose memoir that chronicles her time in Burma and Thailand in the late 1990’s.

Amy Jones won the 2006 CBC Literary Prize for Short Fiction and was a finalist for the 2005 Bronwen Wallace Award.  She is a graduate from the Optional Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at UBC, and her fiction has appeared in Best Canadian Stories and the Journey Prize Stories.  Originally from Halifax, she now lives in Thunder Bay where she is associate editor of The Walleye.  Amy’s latest novel We’re All in This Together was the title of TBPL’s first One Book, One Community.

Andy McGuire is from Grand Bend, Ontario, and currently resides in Toronto.  He is pursuing an MFA in creative writing from the University of Guelph.  McGuire’s poems have appeared in Riddle Fence, Hazlitt and The Walrus.  Andy will present County Club, his debut poetry collection.

Cordelia Strube is an accomplished playwright and the author of nine critically acclaimed novels.  Winner of the CBC literary competition and a Toronto Arts Foundation Award, she has been nominated for the Governor General’s Award, the Trillium Book Award and long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.  She will present On the Shores of Darkness There is Light.

As always it will be an enjoyable evening of readings followed by a question/answer session with Lisa Laco of CBC Radio emceeing the night.

Hope to see you there.

Barb Philp

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