Laurier annually sponsors a one-week writer-in-residence to offer support to Canadian writers and to give students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the community, the opportunity to discuss the writer's work and the writing process. Writers-in-residence meet with classes, reading groups, and community members during their engagement at the university. Recent writers-in-residence have also lent their time to the raising of funds for student scholarships in areas of deep interest to the writers-in-residence. A hallmark of the event is a public lecture in which the writer draws on significant themes or contexts in which her/his writing is broadly positioned.
Alissa York - Laurier's Writer-in-Residence for 2012/2013
Laurier is pleased to welcome Alissa York to its Waterloo, Brantford and Kitchener campuses from Monday, February 25 to Friday, March 1, with an additional event on the evening of Thursday, March 7, 2013.
Events and Activities
Laurier Reads Alissa York - an open reading discussion group meeting January 28, February 4, and February 11 (Waterloo and Brantford campuses)
Wednesday, February 27
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Writing Circle Discussion
Market Place Room 115, Brantford Campus
Thursday, February 28
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Public Lecture: Homelessness & the Human-Animal Relationship
Room 101, Faculty of Social Work, 120 Duke St. W., Kitchener
Wednesday, March 6
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Public Reading, joint with Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence Andrew Westoll
Hawk's Nest, Fred Nichols Campus Centre, Waterloo Campus
Thursday, March 7
Public Reading on the Human-Animal Connection, joint with Edna Staebler Writer-in-Residence Andrew Westoll
CB 100, Carnegie Building, Laurier Brantford
Alissa York’s bestselling, internationally published novels include Mercy, Effigy, (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize) and, most recently, Fauna (shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award). She is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories from which have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in such periodicals as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and Eighteen Bridges. Alissa has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto. For more on her work, visit www.alissayork.com.
- Joseph Boyden 2011/2012
- Lawrence Hill 2010/2011
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