An Evening with Award Winning Authors
Brenda Hasiuk & Duncan Thornton
Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 pm
Join award winning authors as they read from their latest books and learn about how cabin life and the writing life can be a good fit.
Brenda Hasiuk’s just-released fourth novel, Swan Dive, (Groundwood/House of Anansi), chronicles the rise and fall of sixteen-year-old Kris, a refugee from the Siege of Sarajevo who finds himself adjusting to life in 1990s Winnipeg while dreaming of making it big on Star Search. Kirkus Reviews recently declared it “bitingly funny and poignant.”
Duncan Thornton (former writer-in-residence for the Winnipeg Public Library) will read from his fifth novel, Transactions — about three kids who can’t come up with a better plan for getting out of Junior High than learning magic. Real magic.Transactions received the Canada Council’s prestigious Lynch-Staunton Award award for mid-career writers.