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Coast to Coast: Tenacious Women Literary Series

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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.

  • Kim Fu - September 12

  • Sharon Bala - October 10

  • Lynne Marie Sherry - November 14

  • Emma Hooper - December 12


Kim Fu (Sept 12) – Kim Fu - Kim Fu's most recent novel, The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, was called "propulsive" and "skillful" by the New York Times. Her debut For Today I Am a Boy won the Edmund White Award and the Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award, and was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and the Lambda Literary Awards. Fu's poetry collection How Festive the Ambulance received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, and her writing has appeared in Granta, the Atlantic, enRoute, and the Times Literary Supplement. Born in Calgary and raised in Vancouver, she now lives in Seattle, Washington.

Sharon Bala (Oct 10) - Sharon Bala - Sharon Bala’s bestselling debut novel, The Boat People, was a finalist for Canada Reads 2018, the 2018 Amazon Canada First Novel Award, and was on the long-list for the Aspen Words Literary Prize 2019. In 2017, she won the Writers’ Trust/ McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for her short story Butter Tea at Starbucks and had a second story on the long-list. Sharon is a member of The Port Authority, a St. John’s writing group. Her short fiction has been published in: The Journey Prize 29, Hazlitt, Grain, PRISM international, The Dalhousie Review, The New Quarterly, Maisonneuve, Room, Riddle Fence, and in a collection called Racket.


Lynne Marie Sherry (Nov 14) Indigenous author, Lynne Marie Sherry is a Band Member of Six Nations of the Grand River, with blood ties to Alderville First Nations, and Mississauga of the New Credit also. Being an explorer, teacher, and helper by nature, she finds expression and the opportunity to offer the healing properties of traditional knowledge, through her work as a writer, poet, and speaker. Whatever form her art takes, it is with a seeking spirit and a deep reverence for nature that are the ever-present entities.


Emma Hooper (Dec 12)Emma Hooper - The Guardian’s “New Face of Fiction,” Emma Hooper is a Canadian author, musician and academic living in Bath, UK. Her first novel, Etta and Otto and Russell and James was published in 18 languages, and her second, Our Homesick Songs was longlisfed for the Giller Prize (2018). As a musician she plays viola, violin, vocals, and a number of other little instruments for clients including The BBC, The Heavy and Peter Gabriel, as well as for her own solo project “Waitress for the Bees.” She holds a PhD in musico-literary studies and has published research in the fields of intermediality, gender studies, popular music and retro-futurism. Though she lives in the UK, Emma comes home to Canada to cross-country ski as often as possible.


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