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Balderdash Reading Series: Emily Urquhart, Susan Hroncek, Dane Swan, Tamara Jong
Start Date: 2/8/2018Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 2/8/2018End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description:

With generous support from the Graduate Student Association (GSA), this is the second event of the WINTER term! We also acknowledge support from the Wilfrid Laurier University Press for sponsoring books for our readers.

FEATURING:
Introductory reading by Laurier's Writer-in-residence: EMILY URQUHART is a journalist with a doctorate in folklore and draws on both backgrounds in her writing. Her work has appeared in Azure, The Globe and Mail, Hakai Magazine, and The Walrus and in 2014 she won a National Magazine Award. Her first book, Beyond the Pale: Folklore, Family and the Mystery of Our Hidden Genes, was a Globe and Mail Best Book of 2015 and was shortlisted for the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, The Kobo First Book Award, and the BC Book Prize for non-fiction. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario, with her husband and their two young children.

SUSAN HRONCEK is a writer and educator from St. Catharines, Ontario. She completed her PhD in English and Film Studies at Laurier in 2016 and has since devoted her time to reading for fun once more. Her work has appeared in Agnes and True, and Blueprint Magazine. 

A writer from The New Quarterly: TAMARA JONG is a Montreal-born mixed-race writer of Chinese and European ancestry. Her work has appeared in Ricepaper, Room, and The New Quarterly's Backstory. She is currently enrolled in The Writer's Studio. 

DANE SWAN is the author of 2 poetry collections, a short story collection, and a novella launching this Spring. His second poetry collection, A Mingus Lullaby, was a finalist for the Trillium Book Prize for Poetry. His current book, He Doesn't Hurt People Anymore, is a short story collection described as, "Seven stories of redemption, resilience, and revenge".

Doors open at 6:30 pm, event starts at 7 pm. There will be a Q&A session following the readings.

The event is free, and all are welcome. There will be snacks and refreshments. This event is wheelchair accessible.

The link to the Facebook event can be found here.

Location Information:
Waterloo - Library
Room: Robert Langen Art Gallery
Contact Information:
Name: Sanchari Sur
Email: surx2050@mylaurier.ca
Audience(s):
  • Everyone (open to public)
  • Event Organizer(s):
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • Cost:
    Free.
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