Join us on Sunday, May 26, 2013 (1 to 4 P.M.) at the Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville Street, Elora for a relaxing yet thought-provoking afternoon of readings by Sonia Day, Terry Fallis, Carrie Snyder, Andrew Westoll, Ailsa Kay and Robert Rotenberg.
"[Carrie Snyder's] first book, Hair Hat, was nominated for a Danuta Gleed Award for Short Stories, and more recently was selected as one of five finalists for Canada Reads Independently: 2010. Carrie has also won a CBC Literary Award for short fiction (2006).
A full-time mother to four children, she blogs as Obscure CanLit Mama. Carrie makes her home in Waterloo, Ontario."
Carrie Snyder's second book, The Juliet Stories, published by House of Anansi (March, 2012), was shortlisted for the 2012 Governor General's Award.
About The Juliette Stories:
"Snyder’s tone and style is vivid and compelling, and Juliet is both courageous and fragile in a perfectly believable 10-year-old way. She is a voracious reader and dreamer, rolling with the punches that get thrown her way. We can see the flaws in her parents’ marriage through her eyes, and the older and knowing voice never steps in and speaks to the reader.
The young Juliet is exactly her age and utterly interesting in a way that is difficult to master in prose meant for adults. The tensions among the group of overly entitled Western activists seen through Juliet’s eyes are vivid and sometimes funny. Juliet writes a pleading letter to Ronald Reagan that offers a perfect snapshot of an intelligent child’s hopes for a better world in the 1980s. Nicaragua is a raucous adventure for Juliet and her brother Keith, and the heart-stopping moments of real potential danger are a thrill ride for the reader."
— Zoe Whittal, The Globe and Mail
Buy all of Carrie Snyder's books here...
And listen to her read from her latest works at the Elora Writers' Festival (Sunday, May 26 at the Elora Centre for the Arts).