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Saturday Afternoon Showcase: Timely & Tasty Short Fiction

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John Dutton Theatre

Calgary Public Library, 2nd Floor

616 Macleod Trail

Calgary, Alberta T2G 2M2

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Some say it’s ever since our Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Others cite the influence of shorter attention spans. We say it’s because a well-crafted short story is simply sublimely satisfying. Whatever the reason, short fiction’s experiencing a renaissance, and this showcase features four of Canada’s best practitioners of the genre, reading from their latest collections.

Eva Crocker

Eva Crocker’s stories have been published in Riddle Fence, The Overcast, and The Telegram’s Cuffer Anthology. Barrelling Forward won her the Emerging Writer Award at the 2017 Canadian Authors Awards and was also a finalist for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ emerging writers this year. Crocker recently completed a Master’s Degree in English Literature at Memorial University.

Kevin Hardcastle

Kevin Hardcastle is a fiction writer from Simcoe County, Ontario. He studied writing at the University of Toronto and Cardiff University. He was a finalist for the 2012 Journey Prize, and his stories have been published widely in Canada and anthologized internationally. His debut short story collection, Debris, won the Trillium Book Award and the ReLit Award for Short Fiction. He lives in Toronto.

Eliza Robertson

Eliza Robertson attended the University of Victoria and the University of East Anglia, where she received the 2011 Man Booker Scholarship. In 2013, she won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and was a finalist for the CBC Short Story Prize and Journey Prize. Her first story collection, Wallflowers, was shortlisted for the East Anglia Book Award and selected as a New York Times Editor’s Choice. A writer, teacher and astrologer-in-training, Robertson lives in Montreal.

Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. Her fiction has appeared in Grain, Event, Prism International, The Walrus, and Zoetrope. Her first book, Vanishing and Other Stories, was named one of The Globe and Mail’s Best Books of 2009, and was nominated for the Governor General’s Award and the BC Book Prize. She has worked as a horseback riding instructor, a reporter, and a bookseller. She lives in Calgary.

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