Department of English Language and Literature
Saint Mary's University Reading Series
About Us / 2016-17 Season / Archive / Photos
All events held in the Patrick Power Library, Saint Mary's University, at 7 pm.
Admission is always free, and open to all.
Wednesday, January 18
Lisa Moore is a three-time finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize (2003, 2005, 2013), a winner of the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, and has been long-listed for the Man Booker Prize. Quill & Quire calls her latest novel, Flannery, her first foray into young adult fiction, “perfectly planted in the sweet spot of YA writing. It's good for the smart literary teen and the teen who plows through salacious bestsellers. It's also for the adult who wants to remember how hard and how beautiful it was to be a teenager. This one is highly recommended.”
Friday, January 27
Celebration of new Nova Scotia poetry collections
Deirdre Dwyer, Alyda Faber, Nanci Lee, Genevieve Lehr, Matt Robinson, Margo Wheaton
Tuesday, February 7
Winner of the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writer’ Trust Fiction Prize for his novel Fifteen Dogs, Andre Alexis is also the author of Childhood (winner of the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Book Award, and shortlisted for the Giller Prize and Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize) and Pastoral (nominated for the Rogers Writer’ Trust Fiction Prize). Of his most recent book, The Hidden Keys, the Libraire Drawn & Quarterly Book of the Week notes: “Alexis did not rest on his laurels after winning the Giller. The Hidden Keys brings to the forefront all the wit, grit, and talent we have come to expect from the reigning Canadian fiction champ.”
Tuesday, March 7
Novelist and short story writer Eden Robinson has been a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award, as well as having been the winner of the 2001 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. She is the author of Traplines, a collection of four stories, two novels, Monkey Beach and Blood Sports, and the soon to be released Son of a Trickster. The Chicago Tribune notes that Robinson’s work “does what good literature does best: it moves meaningfully from the particular to the universal and back again,” and that she “performs this feat with genuine insight, wry humor, and transcendent lyricism.”
During the first week of March 2017, Robinson will be short-term writer-in-residence at Saint Mary’s University.
Friday, March 24
Meags Fitgerald is a multidisciplinary artist, specializing in illustration, fine art, animation and theatre. In 2014 she published her first book, Photobooth: A Biography, a non-fiction graphic novel, for which she won the Doug Wright Spotlight Award. About her latest autobiographical graphic novel, Long Red Hair, Publisher’s Weekly says that Fitzgerald’s “passion speaks to powerful universal themes relating to art and memory."