Opening Showcase with Alison Pick and Kathleen Winter. Moderated by Craig Norris
+Winners of the The New Quarterly‘s contests: Shannon Blake (Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award for “The Mataram Miracle”), Susan Olding (Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest for “A Different River”), Fiona Tinwei Lam (Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest for “Test”)
Alison Pick is the author of six books of fiction, memoir and poetry, most recently the novel Strangers with the Same Dream. She was the winner of the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award for the most promising writer in Canada under 35, and her novel Far to Go was nominated for the Man Booker prize. She lives and writes in Toronto.
Kathleen Winter wrote the novel Annabel and memoir Boundless (Anansi), and story collections boYs and The Freedom in American Songs (Biblioasis). This fall Knopf published her novel Lost in September based on letters of General James Wolfe to his mother.
Craig Norris is host of The Morning Edition, Waterloo Region’s top-rated morning show. He also hosts and produces In the Key of C, a weekly Ontario-wide look at music, arts, and culture. Both shows air on CBC Radio 1. He has also hosted Laugh Out Loud, CBC Radio 2 Drive, As It Happens, The R3-30, and Know Your Rights. Prior to coming to work at the CBC in 2005, Craig was on CTV’s The Chatroom and eTalk. Besides being a broadcaster for almost two decades, Craig is also a singer-songwriters. For the past 27 years, he has performed with his band, The Kramdens.