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Joan Clark UNB s Writer-in-Residence 2012-13 to read as part of Lorenzo Reading Series

Author: Communications

Posted on Feb 27, 2013

Category: UNB Saint John

Joan Clark, UNB’s Writer-in-Residence 2012-13, will read from various works and a novel-in-progress on Monday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Ganong Hall Lecture Theatre on the Saint John campus.

Clark is the author of the novels An Audience of Chairs, Latitudes of Melt, The Victory of Geraldine Gull and Eiriksdottir, and the short story collections From A High Thin Wire and Swimming Toward the Light, as well as several award-winning novels for young adults. A member of the Order of Canada, Clark has been nominated for the Governor-General’s Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book in Canada and the Caribbean, and the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, she has lived in various places across Canada and now lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. 

She will read from a forthcoming novel set in Sussex, New Brunswick and from selections of her other works in a career retrospective. From her first published novel (written as a young mother, writing in longhand during her son’s naptimes), to the acclaimed An Audience of Chairs, Clark’s magical and compelling stories have entertained and challenged, creating compelling and imaginative characters, wholly real and alive on the page.

The reading is hosted by the Lorenzo Reading Series and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. For more information contact Margaret Anne Smith at (506) 654-3753 or email msmith@unbsj.ca.