On Wednesday, March 4th, 7:30, there will be a reading by alumna Carrie Snyder, whose last work, The Juliet Stories, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. Snyder’s much-anticipated new novel, Girl Runner, tells the story of an Olympic runner and a forgotten period of Canada’s past, and is set to be released across the US, the UK, and Australia in 2015, and in translation in across Europe and South America.
Snyder appears as part of “Mennonite/s Writing 2014-2015,” a seven session reading series showcasing new work by some of the most prominent authors in the field, including: Rudy Wiebe, Jeff Gundy, Miriam Toews, Patrick Friesen, Di Brandt, and David Bergen.
The New Mennonite/s Writing series at Conrad Grebel, promises seven evenings of compelling literature with some of Canada’s most celebrated authors. The series will be hosted by Robert Zacharias, Assistant Editor of The Journal of Mennonite Studies and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the English Department at the University of Waterloo.
Location: Conrad Grebel University Chapel 140 Westmount Road North Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 Canada
Image credit. Text from Mennonite/s Writing.