Marjorie Celona in Conversation with Leslie Hurtig


(price does not include service charge)


Saturday April 25, 2020
1pm PST
Facebook Live

As one of the most hotly-anticipated titles of the season, Marjorie Celona’s How a Woman Becomes a Lake is an unorthodox crime novel with overlapping viewpoints of characters, trapped by mistakes from their past and cycles of abuse. In an enthralling discussion with Vancouver Writers Fest Artistic Director Leslie HurtigCelona will explore her work, the depths of our human experience and the secrets we lock away—and what they reveal about us in our moments of greatest vulnerability, especially in times of crisis.

Join us on Facebook for this special event on Saturday, April 25 at 1pm PST, where we will be streaming live at @vanwritersfest.

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Presented with the National Arts Centre as part of their #CanadaPerforms initiative.

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Marjorie Celona’s debut novel,  Y, won France’s  Grand Prix Littéraire de l’Héroïne  and was nominated for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Marjorie’s work has appeared in  The O. Henry Prize Stories,  The Best American Nonrequired Reading,  The Southern Review,  Harvard Review,  The Sunday Times, and elsewhere. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Marjorie teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Oregon.