80 The Afternoon Tea

New Zealand
British Columbia/United States
British Columbia
United States
Eleanor Catton New Zealand
David Macfarlane Ontario

David Macfarlane’s memoir of Newfoundland, The Danger Tree, won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Non-Fiction, and his novel Summer Gone was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. He writes a weekly column in the Toronto Star. His new novel is The Figures of Beauty. Read more

Claire Mulligan British Columbia/United States

Claire Mulligan was born and raised in British Columbia and graduated from UBC in 1995. Her first work of historical fiction, The Reckoning of Boston Jim, was nominated for the 2007 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Her new novel is The Dark. Read more

Mary Novik British Columbia

Mary Novik’s debut novel, Conceit, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Novik’s new novel, Muse, is about the mysterious woman who inspired Petrarch’s poetry in 14th-century Avignon. She is part of the Vancouver writing group SPiN. @marynovik2 Read more

Chad Pelley Newfoundland

Chad Pelley is an award- winning author, songwriter and photographer from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His debut novel, Away from Everywhere, won the NLAC CBC Emerging Artist of the Year Award. Chad is the founder of the literary blog Salty Ink and the president of the Writers Alliance of Newfoundland & Labrador. His new novel is Every Little Thing. @chadpelley Read more

Maria Semple United States

Maria Semple’s first novel, This One Is Mine, was set in Los Angeles, where she also wrote for television shows, including Arrested Development, Mad About You and Ellen. She escaped from Los Angeles and now lives with her family in Seattle, where her second novel, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, takes place. Read more

Host: Paul Grant
Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 3:30pm
Performance Works

For those of you who enjoy a little indulgence on the weekend, here’s an event for you. Sleep in, go for an autumnal stroll and make your way down to Granville Island for treats and authors galore. Be transported to Italy and New Zealand, Newfoundland and Seattle, as these six raconteurs sweep you away with their tales of love and mystery, fate and fortune. It might be brisk outside, but inside the tea will be hot, the Devonshire cream decadent and the stories scintillating.

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate specific dietary restrictions.

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