The Literary Brunch with Karen Connelly, Helen Humphreys and Wayne Johnston. Moderated by Sharron Smith
Coffee with the authors begins 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 11:00am. Doors open at 9:00.
Karen Connelly is the author of eleven books of nonfiction, fiction and poetry, the most recent being Come Cold River, a memoir in poetry about growing up poor in Alberta. Her most recent nonfiction book, Burmese Lessons, a memoir of her time amongst dissidents, guerillas and refugees on the Thai-Burma border, was nominated for a Governor General’s Award and the BC National Award for Canadian nonfiction. The Lizard Cage, her first novel, was compared in the New York Times Book Review to the works of Solzhnitsyn, Mandela and Orwell. It was nominated for the Kiriyama Prize and won Britain’s Orange Broadband Prize for New Writers. Connelly has lived for extended periods of time in different parts of Asia and Europe and now has two homes, one in Toronto and one in Greece.
Helen Humphreys is the award-winning author of many books. Her latest is The Ghost Orchard: The Hidden History of the Apple in North America, published by HarperCollins. She lives and writes in Kingston, Ontario.
Wayne Johnston was born and raised in the St. John’s area of Newfoundland. His #1 nationally bestselling novels include The Divine Ryans, A World Elsewhere, The Custodian of Paradise, The Navigator of New York and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, which has been made into a stage play and is being developed as a TV series. Johnston is also the author of the Charles Taylor Prize-winning and best-selling memoir, Baltimore’s Mansion. He lives in Toronto.