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A Wilder Writer’s Salon with Karen Connelly

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382 Keele Street

Toronto, ON M6P 2K8

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Come have some wine, some Wilder snacks and listen to an even wilder bed-time story . . .

We invite you to join us for a literary salon—wine and cheese and words--with one of Canada’s most talented writers. In her brilliant new novel The Change Room, award-winning author Karen Connelly explores a loving marriage, the joys and frustrations of raising kids, and the guilt-ridden pleasures and conflicts of an affair with a very unexpected lover.

In her new novel, Karen wanted to explore and celebrate female sexuality. In a recent interview, she said, “Even in today’s literature, women who transgress sexually usually get shamed and punished. Often they’re killed off, just like poor Anna Karenina and Emma Bovary. I’m so tired of that story. What if they’d been allowed to talk instead? What happens when a woman tells the truth about her life?"

So come and enjoy a night of reading, tasting, and talking. It's time for us all to relish our own stories.

A little about the book: The Change Room

Crazy-busy Eliza adores her husband Andrew. But with small kids, a business to run, and her husband’s herniated discs, most of the sexual zing has left their marriage. Then, one cold winter morning, Eliza goes to the community pool for a swim, and everything changes.

The Change Room is a love story about a frustrated couple and a complex, joyful lust story for grown-ups. The Globe and Mail said the novel, “opens up definitions and breaks boundaries, depicting ordinary lives that turn utterly erotic.” The Winnipeg Free Press added, “This is Connelly’s most provocative novel yet.”

About the author: Karen Connelly

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Karen Connelly is the author of eleven books of poetry, fiction, travel memoir, and creative nonfiction. For over twenty years, her work has focused on the fraught political and historical landscape of Myanmar. In the New York Times Book Review, her acclaimed novel The LizardCage was compared to the works of Orwell and Solzhenitsyn. It won Britain’s Orange Broadband New Novelist’s Prize and was shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize. Her travel memoir about living in Thailand, Touch the Dragon, won the Governor General’s Award. She has also received the Pat Lowther Award for her poetry.



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