Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:30 PM
Interview: IFOA Weekly

Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre

235 Queens Quay West
Toronto M5J 2G8
Cost: $10, Free for Supporters and Students

Kerry Clare and Rebecca Rosenblum talk about love, loss and what it means to bear witness. Join them as they discuss the lives of women looking for the truth with Amy Jones. Sheniz Janmohamed will host.

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“Entertaining, engaging and timely, Mitzi Bytes is a pleasure to read from start to finish. It heralds the arrival of a fantastic, fun new novelist on the Canadian scene.” —Toronto Star

“Compelling and superbly crafted from start to finish, So Much Love is a thoughtful and disturbing look into the deep layers of a crime and its aftermath.” – Diane Schoemperlen, author of This Is Not My Life


Participants

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    Kerry Clare

    KERRY CLARE is a National Magazine Award-nominated writer and editor of the anthology The M Word: Conversations About Motherhood. Her essays, reviews and short fiction have appeared most recently in The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Joyland and Canadian Notes & Queries. Kerry teaches blogging at the University of Toronto and writes about books and reading at her popular website, PickleMeThis.com. She is also Editor at 49thshelf.com.

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    Sheniz Janmohamed

    Sheniz Janmohamed is an author, artist educator, spoken word artist and occasional land artist. She has performed at venues around the world including the Jaipur Literature Festival and the Aga Khan Museum. She has authored two collections of poetry: Bleeding Light (Mawenzi House, 2010)and Firesmoke (Mawenzi House, 2014), and is currently working on her third collection of nature-inspired ghazals.

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    Amy Jones

    Amy Jones won the 2006 CBC Literary Prize for Short Fiction and was a finalist for the 2005 Bronwen Wallace Award. She is a graduate of the Optional Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at UBC, and her fiction has appeared in Best Canadian Stories and The Journey Prize Stories. Her debut collection of stories, What Boys Like, was the winner of the 2008 Metcalf-Rooke Award and a finalist for the 2010 ReLit Award. Originally from Halifax, she now lives in Thunder Bay, where she is associate editor of The Walleye. She will present We Are All In This Together.  

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    Rebecca Rosenblum

    Rebecca Rosenblum is the author of two acclaimed books of fiction, The Big Dream and Once, winner of the Metcalf-Rooke Award and named one of Quill and Quire's 15 Books That Mattered in 2008. So Much Love is her first novel. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Journey Prize, the National Magazine Awards, and the Danuta Gleed Award, and has appeared in the National PostExile Quarterly, The Antigonish ReviewThe New QuarterlyThe Journey Prize StoriesMaisonneuveComing Attractions, and Best Canadian Stories. She holds an Honours English degree from McGill, a publishing certificate from Ryerson, and a Master's of English and Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. She lives in Toronto.