Saturday, September 27, 2014
Wingham Legion, 183 Victoria Street, Wingham
5:30pm-8:30pm, $45/per person
Short Story Awards awards will be presented and the top 5 finalists will read from their winning entries. Canadian author Miranda Hill will present a keynote address and attendees will enjoy a harvest dinner, silent auction, live music and literary games throughout the night. Take home a couple books from Canadian Authors from the center-piece at your dining table.
Miranda Hill is a writer of fiction and poetry. In 2011, she won The Writers’ Trust / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for her story, “Petitions to Saint Chronic.” Her collection of short fiction, Sleeping Funny, is published by Doubleday Canada. She is currently at work on a novel (Conduct, also for Doubleday Canada), a multi-generational story that weaves between Pittsburghs fine houses and steel mills and Muskoka's cottage country.
Hill is also the founder and executive director of Project Bookmark Canada, an initiative that installs text from stories and poems in the exact physical locations where literary scenes are set. She was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario and grew up in Alliston, Ontario—home of a potato festival, a car plant and Frederick Banting. She received a degree in Drama from Queen's University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Today, she writes and reads in Hamilton, Ontario where she lives with her husband, writer Lawrence Hill, and their children.