The Literary Brunch with Katherine Ashenburg, Claire Cameron, and Michael Redhill. Moderated by Sharron Smith.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 followed by breakfast fare. The writers will discuss their latest work, the writing process, and life as a writer. Intimate, casual, engaging – an ideal way to spend a Sunday morning. Mimosas served at 11:00 am.
Brunch is your choice between Rhapsody Benedict, Cinnamon Crunch French Toast, and Mixed Berry Parfait
Dessert will be an assortment of pies.
Katherine Ashenburg is the author of three books and many magazine and newspaper articles. She has written for The New York Times, The Globe and Mail and Toronto Life, among other publications. Her books include The Mourner’s Dance: What We Do When People Die, and The Dirt on Clean: An Unsanitized History, which was published in 12 countries and six languages. She has been a producer at CBC Radio and was The Globe and Mail‘s Arts and Books editor. In 2012, she won a Gold Medal at the National Magazine Awards for her article on old age. Sofie & Cecilia is her first novel. Photo by Joy von Tiedemann.
Claire Cameron led canoe trips in Algonquin Park and taught mountaineering, climbing and white-water rafting in Oregon. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, and Los Angeles Review of Books. She is a staff writer at The Millions. Her first novel, The Line Painter, won the Northern Lit Award from the Ontario Library Service and was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Crime Writing Award for Best First Novel. Her second novel, The Bear, was a #1 national bestseller and was longlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her most recent novel, The Last Neanderthal was a national bestseller and finalist for the 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. She lives in Toronto. Photo by David Kerr.
Michael Redhill is a Giller Prize-winning novelist, poet and playwright. He is the author of the novels Consolation, longlisted for Man Booker Prize; Martin Sloane, a finalist for the Giller Prize; and most recently, Bellevue Square, winner of the 2017 Giller Prize. He has written a novel for young adults, four collections of poetry and two plays, including the internationally celebrated Goodness. He also writes a series of crime novels under the name Inger Ash Wolfe. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Photo by Amanda Withers.
Sharron Smith, formerly the Manager of Bibliographic Services at the Kitchener Public Library and past chair of the One Book, One Community program, is an award-winning librarian and published author with more than 25 years experience helping readers’ find their next great read. Currently on faculty at the University of Western Ontario, she’s passionate about reading and an active advocate of Canadian literature. Photo by Charlotte Prong