Author to read from debut collection of short stories, ‘Sleeping Funny’

MirandaHillBookAuthor Miranda Hill will read from her debut collection of short stories at York as part of the Creative Writing Reading Series in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

The event will take place Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 1 to 2:30pm, at 214 Calumet College. Everyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

Hill’s stories have appeared in The Globe & Mail, Reader’s Digest, The New Quarterly and The Dalhousie Review. In 2011 she won The Writers’ Trust/McClelland and Stewart Journey Prize for her short story, “Petitions to Saint Chronic.”

This story and eight others were published in her debut collection, Sleeping Funny (Doubleday Canada, 2012). Hill is also the founder and executive director of the Canadian literary charity Project Bookmark Canada.

Her stories tap into the consciousness of a teenage girl trying to navigate a sex ed class, a middle-aged 19th century minister experiencing a crisis of faith, as well as a grieving World War II widow.

For more information, visit the Creative Writing Program website.