Let Canadian writers clear away those winter blahs

If you want to escape the winter blahs and get a bit more up close and personal with their favourite home-grown authors, come out and attend the winter segment of York’s fourth annual Canadian Writers in Person reading series, January-April.

Headlining the winter series is Cape Breton author Alistair MacLeod (left), 2001 winner of the prestigious IMPAC Dublin Literary Award – the world’s richest book prize valued at $172,000 Cdn – for his award-winning novel No Great Mischief (McClelland & Stewart, 1999). He has also published The Lost Salt Gift of Blood (1976), As Birds Bring Forth the Sun (1986) and Island: The Collected Stories (2000).

In addition to MacLeod, the series will feature five of Canada”s leading novelists and poets – Susan Goyette, George Elliott Clarke, Priscila Uppal, Diane Baker Mason and Diane Keating. Each will read from their work and will take questions from the audience.

For details on the series visit the Media Relations Web site at http://www.yorku.ca/ycom/release/archive/011003.htm.