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Laurier’s Writer-in-Residence Public Lecture

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Laurier’s Writer-in-Residence Public Lecture

Laurier's writer-in-residenceLaurier’s writer-in-residence, Alissa York, is giving a free public lecture. She’ll be reading from her latest novel, Fauna, and discussing the themes of homelessness and the human animal relationship.

Alissa is Laurier’s 2013 writer-in-residence. She has written several books, including Mercy and Effigy, which was short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in publications such as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and Eighteen Bridges.

Alissa’s latest novel, Fauna, is a national best seller and short-listed for the 2011 Toronto Book Award.

Where: Wilfrid Laurier University, Faculty of Social Work, Room 101, 120 Duke Street West, Kitchener

When: February 28, 2013

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

This event is free and open to the public. There is no registration required

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