AUTHOR READINGS: Sarah Meehan Sirk and Johanna Skibsrud

Sarah Meehan Sirk, reads from her debut short story collection “The Dead Husband Project” (2017). In this deeply felt, compulsive and edgy collection, Sarah Meehan Sirk shines a distinctive light on love and death in their many incarnations, pushing against the limits of the absurd while exposing piercing emotional truths about what it means to be gloriously, maddeningly alive.  Uncanny, sometimes violent, achingly sad and always profound, these stories showcase a writer with skill and empathy, and draw us in with a steady, unyielding grip.

Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of The Sentimentalists (2009), Johanna Skibsrud reads from her new collection of short stories, Tiger, Tiger (2018).  The fourteen stories in Tiger, Tiger take readers from the Paradise Valley Senior Centre parking lot all the way to Mars and examines the contradictions of life along the way. An astounding array of characters come up against the challenges of existence–both mundane and extraordinary–and their experiences never fail to surprise and delight.

Sunday, June 3, 2018 ~ 3:30 – 5:00 pm 
Wingham Town Hall Theatre,
274 Josephine St, Wingham, ON 

$10.00/pp

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