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Brockton Writers Series: 04.03.15
Zoe DiNovi from Wattpad will lead off our evening at 6:30 with a talk--Go Social: Using crowds, comments and community to gain influence online.
Then, at 7pm, we'll have readings from Waubgeshig Rice, Hoa Nguyen, Joyce Wayne and Karen Connelly
The event is PWYC suggested $3-$5 and features a Q&A with the writers afterward. Books and treats are available for sale.
Please note that while the venue is wheelchair accessible, washroom facilities are not.
Many thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support. A big thank you the Canada Council for the Arts for their travel funding to bring Waub from Ottawa!
Zoe Di Novi helps lead the Community team at Wattpad, the worlds largest community of readers and writers. She started her career as an arts journalist in Washington D.C., working at the PBS NewsHour, The Atlantic Monthly, Newsweek, and The Dish with Andrew Sullivan. Zoe loves reading pretentious things in her personal time, and sexy romance for work. She digs the part of her job where she gets to help writers promote their work and find huge, enthusiastic global audiences to grow their readership.
Karen Connelly is the author of ten books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She is a polyglot, a rabble rouser, and a voracious reader. PEN Canada and Amnesty International are two of her favourite human rights organizations. She is presently writing a new novel called The Change Room.
Hoa Nguyen is the author of nine books and chapbooks including As Long As Trees Last and Red Juice: Poems 1998 2008. She currently lives in Toronto where she curates a reading series, reads tarot, and teaches poetics.
Waubgeshig Rice is an Ottawa-based author and journalist originally from Wasauksing First Nation. His debut collection of short fiction, Midnight Sweatlodge, was published by Theytus Books in 2011. It won an Independent Publishers Book Award in 2012. Theytus published his debut novel, Legacy, in 2014.
Joyce Wayne published her first book, a historical novel called The Cooks Temptation, in 2013. She teaches journalism and literature at Sheridan College, and is working on her second novel, a thriller about Soviet spies in Canada entitled The Last Night of the World.