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Johanna Skibsrud & Matthew J. Trafford

Please join the English Department’s graduate
Canadian Literature Group for a Reading and Q&A with:

Johanna Skibsrud
Johanna Skibsrud is the author of two books of poetry, a novel, and a collection of short stories. She is the winner of the 2010 Giller Prize for her debut novel, The Sentimentalists, and her first book of poetry, Late Nights With Wild Cowboys, was short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Award. Her mostrecent book is the short story collection This Will Be Diffi.-ult To Explain which deals with the limitations of expression and self-knowledge. Johann is currently completing her PhD. in English Literature through the Universite de Montreal, and divides her time between Montreal and Tucson, Arizona.

Matthew J. TraffordMATTHEW J. TRAFFORD
Matthew J. Trafford is a writer of short fiction whose debut collection, The Divini(y Gene, was published last year to critical acclaim. The title story has been anthologized in the collection Danvin’s Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow, and Matthew has also published stories in The Malahat Review and Matrix. His stories frequently juxtapose experiences of loss with encounters with the supernatural and fantastic. Jessica Grant, author of Come, Thou Tortoise, describes his first collection as a “wicked and wonderful debut.”

All are welcome at this free event!

The Writers’ Union of Canada
Canada Council for the Arts/Conseil des Arts du Canada

Monday, March 05, 2012, at 6:30 PM
Room 100, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George St

Michael Crummey & Michael Winter

Please join the English Department’s graduate Canadian Literature Group for a Reading and Conversation featuring two major Newfoundland writers.

Michael Crummey is the author of nine award-winning works of poetry and fiction, including Arguments with Gravity, Hard Light, and River Thieves. His fiction has won a Commonwealth Writer’s Prize, a Canadian Authors’ Association Award and the Winterset Award, and has been nominated and short-listed for the Governor General’s Award, the Giller Prize, and the IMPAC Award, for which two of his novels were also long-listed. His latest novel, Galore, is a generational saga of an outport fishing village in Newfoundland.

Michael Winter is the author of two short story collections and four novels. His celebrated works have won the Winterset Award and a Writer’s Trust Notable Author Award, and have been short-listed for the Rogers Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize and long-listed for the Giller Prize and the IMPAC Award. His most recent novel, The Death of Donna Whalen, is a work of documentary fiction chronicling a true crime story set in St. John’s. Michael is currently the Jack McClelland Writer-in-Residence at the University of Toronto.

All are welcome at this free event!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 6:30 PM
Room lOO, Jackman Humanities Building, 170 St. George St