Write Your Heart Out

Patrick deWitt, Lisa Moore, Eden Robinson

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Moderator: Anne Fleming

Event Number: 2
Tickets: $20.00

$9.50 for student groups

Write Your Heart Out

Patrick deWitt, Lisa Moore, Eden Robinson

Tuesday, October 16
10:15am - 11:45am
Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston St, Vancouver

With five Scotiabank Giller Prize nominations between them, and a stream of other accolades behind their work, Patrick deWitt, Lisa Moore and Eden Robinson are undoubtedly three of Canada’s most-celebrated and -decorated contemporary fiction writers. What makes a story a bestseller? How did these writers go from keen amateurs to award-winning storytellers? How do they identify what makes a compelling tale? The alchemy of the perfect read is hard to define, but students and aspiring writers alike will be inspired by this unforgettable panel sharing insights and infectious humour.

Anne Fleming is an author of five books, including a book of short stories, a collection of poems, two novels, and a children’s book. She served on the jury of the Dayne Ogilvie Prize alongside Amber Dawn and Vivek Shraya in 2013.

Grades 10–12 & adults.

Presented in partnership with SFU’s Faculty of Communications, Art & Technology.

Event Participants:

Patrick deWitt

Patrick deWitt

United States

A novelist and screenwriter, Patrick deWitt has received multiple accolades and major awards for his work. He is the author of critically acclaimed novel, The Sisters Brothers, which won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Stephen Leacock Medal, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His latest book, French Exit, is a mother/son caper and a riotous send-up of high society.


Lisa Moore

Lisa Moore


Lisa Moore is the author of the short story collections Degrees of Nakedness, Open, and her most recent book, Something for Everyone.  She has written the novels, AlligatorFebruary and Caught. Her young adult novel Flannery was published in 2016. Lisa has adapted her novel February for the stage. She teaches creative writing at Memorial University. 


Eden Robinson

British Columbia

Eden Robinson is a Haisla/Heiltsuk author who grew up in Haisla, British Columbia. Monkey Beach, her first novel, was shortlisted for both the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction in 2000 and won the BC Book Prize’s Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Her novel, Son of a Trickster, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her latest work is Trickster Drift.