76 The Afternoon Tea

British Columbia
British Columbia
Alberta/British Columbia
British Columbia
Lorna Crozier British Columbia

Lorna Crozier has published 14 books of poetry, including The Garden Going on Without Us; Angels of Flesh, Angels of Silence; Inventing the Hawk, winner of the 1992 Governor General’s Award; Everything Arrives at the Light; and Whetstone. Whether writing about angels, aging or Louis Armstrong’s trout sandwich, she continues to engage readers and writers across Canada and the world with her grace, wisdom and wit. Read more

Bill Gaston British Columbia

Bill Gaston is a Canadian novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. His short-story collection Gargoyles was nominated for a Governor General's Literary Award and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and won the ReLit Award and the City of Victoria Butler Prize. In 2002, Gaston was a finalist for the Giller Prize with Mount Appetite, and the inaugural recipient of the Timothy Findley Prize, awarded by the Writers' Trust of Canada. Read more

Steven Heighton Ontario

Steven Heighton’s most recent books are The Dead Are More Visible, Workbook: Memos & Dispatches on Writing, the novel Every Lost Country and the poetry collection Patient FrameRead more

J. Jill Robinson Alberta/British Columbia

J. Jill Robinson is the author of four collections of short stories: Saltwater Trees, Lovely in Her Bones, Eggplant Wife and Residual Desire.Her critically acclaimed fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and literary journals and have won numerous awards. Her first novel, More in Anger, took 10 years to write and has been published to considerable acclaim. Robinson divides her time between Banff and Galiano Island. Read more

Rebecca Rosenblum Ontario

Rebecca Rosenblum works in publishing during the day, writes short stories evenings and weekends, and…that’s pretty much it. She spends her remaining time on the bus or asleep or both. Her short fiction has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies, and shortlisted for the Journey Prize, the National Magazine Award and the Danuta Gleed Award. Her first collection of stories, Once, won the Metcalf-Rooke Award. Her latest collection is The Big Dream. She lives in Toronto. Read more

Linda Svendsen British Columbia

Linda Svendsen’s linked collection of short stories, Marine Life, was nominated for the LA Times First Book Award and released as a feature film. Svendsen’s television writing credits include an adaptation of Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners; and she co-produced and co-wrote the TV miniseries Human Cargo, which garnered seven Gemini Awards and a George Foster Peabody Award. She is a professor in the Creative Writing Program at the University of British Columbia. Her new novel is Sussex Drive.  Read more

Host: Paul Grant
Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 3:30pm
Performance Works

What could be more pleasant and relaxing than joining host Paul Grant for a thought-provoking afternoon of tea and tales from a diverse selection of Writers Fest authors? This event is freshly baked to warm your senses and stimulate your soul.

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