Lit On Tour LogoLit On Tour Woodstock 2019 Toronto International Festival of Authors

Readings with Roselle Lim, Susan Swan & Drew Hayden Taylor

 

Friday October 25 @ 7:00 p.m.

Knox Presbyterian Church
59 Riddell St., Woodstock

Wine reception to follow at the Library

Tickets: $15 available on September 4th at Merrifield Book Shop and the Woodstock Public Library

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Roselle Lim was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada as a child. She lived in north Scarborough in a diverse, Asian neighbourhood.

She found her love of writing by listening to her lola (paternal grandmother's) stories about Filipino folktales. Growing up in a household where Chinese superstition mingled with Filipino Catholicism, she devoured books about mythology, which shaped the fantasies in her novels. 

An artist by nature, she considers writing as "painting with words".

 


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Susan Swan's critically acclaimed fiction has been published in twenty countries and her impact on the Canadian literary and political scene has been far-reaching. Swan's novel, What Casanova Told Me, was published in the US, Canada, Spain, Russia, Serbia, and Portugal, and was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.  Swan's other novels include The Wives of Bath (which was made into the feature film Lost and Delirious), The Biggest Modern Woman in the World (Finalist for the Books in Canada First Novel Award and the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction), and the short story collection Stupid Boys Are Good to Relax With

 


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Drew Hayden Taylor had done many things, most of which he is proud.

An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, he has worn many hats in his literary career, from performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., to being Artistic Director of Canada's premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts. He has been an award-winning playwright, a journalist/columnist, short-story writer, novelist, television scriptwriter, and has worked on over 17 documentaries exploring the Native experience. Most notably, he wrote and directed Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew, a documentary on Native humour for the National Film Board of Canada.

 

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