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Coast to Coast: Canada’s Literary Women

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Queenston Chapel – Laura Secord Homestead

29 Queenston St, Queenston, ON

Queenston, On L0S 1L0

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This four-part speaker series highlights Canadian female authors, their unique perspectives and published works, inside the home of one of Canada’s best known heroines, Laura Secord. Enjoy wine and cheese as we celebrate these extraordinary Canadian authors.

  • Meredith Quartermain - September 7

  • Dawn Dumont - October 5

  • Cathy Marie Buchanan - November 2

  • Jessica Grant - December 7


Meredith Quartermain – Meredith Quartermain is celebrated across Canada for her depictions of places and their historical hauntings. Vancouver Walking (NeWest, 2005) won the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Nightmarker (NeWest, 2008) was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award, and Recipes from the Red Planet (BookThug, 2010), her book of flash fiction, was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Quartermain was the 2012 writer-in-residence at the Vancouver Public Library, where she led workshops on song writing and writing about neighbourhoods, and enjoyed doing manuscript consultations with writers from throughout the Lower Mainland. She’s now continuing these activities as poetry mentor in the Writer’s Studio Program at Simon Fraser University. Quartermain has taught English at the University of British Columbia and Capilano College and led workshops at the Naropa Summer Writing Program, the Kootenay School of Writing, and the Toronto New School of Writing. In 2002, she and her husband, Peter Quartermain, founded Nomados Literary Publishers.


Dawn Dumont – a Plains Cree comedian and actor born and raised in Saskatchewan, Dumont is currently a columnist for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, the Regina Leader-Post, and Eagle Feather News. She was previously a comedy writer for CBC Radio and the Edmonton Journal, and the story editor for By the Rapids, an animated series on APTN. Her writing has been featured in the anthologies Native Women in the Arts and Gatherings, as well Rampage Literary Journal and Now Magazine. Dumont’s work has been shortlisted for the SBA Book of the Year, Aboriginal Peoples’ Writing, City of Saskatoon Award, First Nation Communities Read Award, First Nation Communities READ Award, the Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Award, and the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. She was the winner of the 2015 Saskatchewan Book Award for Fiction, and her young reader’s novel was chosen for inclusion for the Best Books for Kids and Teens 2012 edition.


Cathy Marie Buchanan, author of The Day the Falls Stood Still, a New York Times bestseller and Barnes & Noble Recommends selection, is a native of Niagara Falls, Ontario. Her novel, The Painted Girls is a #1 National Bestseller in Canada, a New York Times bestseller, and an NPR, Good Housekeeping and Goodreads Best Book of 2013.

Her stories have appeared in many of Canada’s most respected literary journals, and she has received awards from the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Cathy holds a BSc (Honours Biochemistry) and an MBA from Western University and currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.


Jessica Grant – Jessica Grant – St. John’s Jessica Grant holds a PhD in English with a specialization in Creative Writing from the University of Calgary. She has taught creative writing at short fiction at Memorial University of Newfoundland, was a faculty member in Piper’s Frith Writing Retreat, and served as writer-in-residence at Memorial University. Grant has had short stories published in several prominent journals, including Event, New Quarterly, and Grain. Her work has also been included in various anthologies such as Darwin’s Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow, The Penguin Book of Contemporary Canadian Women’s Short Stories, and EarLit Shorts 3. Grant’s work has won the Writers’ Trust of Canada/McClelland & Steward Journey Prize, the Western Magazine Award for Fiction, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Downhome Fiction Award. She has also been short listed for the Canadian Library Association Young Adult Book Award, and long listed for the CBC’s Canada Reads competition.

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