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March 10 at 7pm
Stephens Gerard Malone
In Conversation with Ryan Turner

Author of Big Town, I Still Have a Suitcase in Berlin, Endless Bay, and Miss Elva, which was shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award, Stephens Gerard Malone's latest novel is The History of Rain. He will be in conversation with author and festival co-director Ryan Turner.

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April 17 at 7pm
Pull Focus Book Launch
Helen Walsh in conversation with Stephanie Domet

Celebrate the publication of Pull Focus, by Helen Walsh. Helen Walsh is the founder and president of Diaspora Dialogues, Canada’s premier literary mentoring organization. Formerly the publisher of the Literary Review of Canada and a founding director of Spur, a national festival of politics, arts, and ideas, Walsh spent five years working as a film/digital media producer in L.A. and New York. Her debut novel is Pull Focus. She will be in conversation with author and festival co-director Stephanie Domet.

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May 7 at 2pm
Workshop: Breathing Life Into Your Characters
with Michelle Good

Learn practical skills for developing memorable characters with award-winning writer Michelle Good. Come prepared to write!


Michelle Good is a Cree writer and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. After working for Indigenous organizations for twenty-five years, she obtained a law degree and advocated for residential school survivors for over fourteen years. Good earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia while still practising law and managing her own law firm. Her poems, short stories, and essays have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada, and her poetry was included on two lists of the best Canadian poetry in 2016 and 2017. Five Little Indians, her first novel, won the HarperCollins/UBC Best New Fiction Prize, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Award. It was also longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and a finalist for the Writer’s Trust Award. Michelle Good now lives and writes in the southern interior of British Columbia.

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