Elk Valley Pride Festival Rainbow Reads: Suzette Mayr

Event Date(s): 
Friday, September 22, 2023
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join Fernie Pride and the Fernie Heritage Library for Rainbow Reads – a conversation with Suzette Mayr, facilitated by local author Angie Abdou.

Registration required – click here to register for free.

Join Angie Abdou in conversation with 2022 Scotiabank Giller Award winner, Suzette Mayr for Rainbow Reads, part of the Elk Valley Pride Festival.

This engaging and intimate evening is sure to be filled with laughter, love, life, and a discussion that leaves you thinking and wanting more.

Suzette Mayr is the author of six novels including her most recent, The Sleeping Car Porter – September’s Tea & Talk Book Club pick – winner of the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Award, the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction, and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. The novel was also shortlisted for the inaugural Carol Shields Prize for Fiction, and the Republic of Consciousness Prize (US and Canada). Mayr’s other novels have won the ReLit Award and City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, and been nominated for the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in the Canada-Caribbean Region, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Best First Book and Best Novel Awards, and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction. Mayr has done interdisciplinary work with Calgary theatre company Theatre Junction, and visual artists Lisa Brawn and Geoff Hunter. She has also published articles in journals such as Horror Studies, Studies in Canadian Literature, and The Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature. She is a former President of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Mayr teaches Creative Writing at the University of Calgary, and is a Killam Laureate.

Visit the Fernie Heritage Library website for more details. 


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