Photography Reading

Miriam Toews – The Flying Troutmans and Dede Crane – The Cult of Quick Repair

A double bill at Victoria’s Alix Goolden Hall had Victoria writer Dede Crane leading off with a reading from her new short story collection The Cult Of Quick Repair followed by award winning Winnipeg novelist Miriam Toews reading from her new novel The Flying Troutmans. Toews last novel A Complicated Kindness won the Governor-General’s Award.

Miriam Toews reading

Miriam Toews answers questions from the audience

Dede Crane reads

Toews and Crane at the autograph table

In the Magazines

Write Tight

From Time magazine, an article on brief writing that begins:

‘Short is in. Online Americans, fed up with e-mail overload and blogorrhea, are retreating into micro-writing. Six-word memoirs. Four-word film reviews. Twelve-word novels. Mini-lit is thriving.’