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Dick Lit's Trivia Night #2

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Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor

1221 2nd Street SW

Calgary, Alberta T2R 0W5

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PRIVATE EVENT ONLY. DICK LIT'S MEMBERSHIP AND PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED TO ATTEND. For more information, contact boxoffice@wordfest.com.

How much do you know about the Isle of Mull, fornicating rabbits and the Maytag Repairman? Prove you're the smartest person in the library. Win big-league bragging rights and tasty beverages.

Join the Calgary Public Library and Wordfest for the 2nd Edition of Calgary's most Guilt-Free Trivia Competition, hosted by Richard Kemick and featuring author Suzette Mayr. All trivia questions are loosely inspired by Mayr's latest novel Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall. Please note that familiarity with the book is not required and will not necessarily increase your chances of winning.

About Richard Kemick, host of the Dick Lit's Trivia Night series.

Richard Kelly Kemick’s poetry and prose have been published in literary magazines and journals across Canada and the United States, most recently in The Walrus, Maisonneuve, and The Fiddlehead. His debut collection of poetry, Caribou Run, was published March 2016 by Goose Lane Editions and selected by CBC as one of the season’s Must Read Collections.

About Suzette Mayr

Suzette Mayr is the author of four previous novels: Monoceros, Moon Honey, The Widows, and Venous Hum. The Widows was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book in the Canada-Caribbean region, and has been translated into German. Moon Honey was shortlisted for the Writers' Guild of Alberta's Best First Book and Best Novel Awards. Monoceros was longlisted for the Giller Prize. Suzette Mayr lives and works in Calgary.

About Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall by Suzette Mayr

Dr. Edith Vane, scholar of English literature, is contentedly ensconced at the University of Inivea. Her dissertation on African-Canadian pioneer housewife memoirist Beulah Crump-Withers is about to be published, and her job’s finally safe, if she only can fill out her AAO properly. She’s a little anxious, but a new floral blouse and her therapist's repeated assurance that she is the architect of her own life should fix that. All should be well, really. Except for her broken washing machine, her fickle new girlfriend, her missing friend Coral, her backstabbing fellow professors, a cutthroat new dean – and the fact that the sentient and malevolent Crawley Hall has decided it wants them all out, and the hall and its hellish hares will stop at nothing to get rid of them.

Like an unholy collision of Stoner, The Haunting of Hill House, Charlie Brown, and Alice in Wonderland, this audacious new novel by the Giller Prize–longlisted Suzette Mayr is a satire that takes the hallowed halls of the campus novel in fantastical – and unsettling – directions.

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