Freelance Writers Panel – NOW Magazine

Join Martha Sharpe, owner of Flying Books, for an evening of conversation and insight into the minds of three independently published first novelists, all of whom are shortlisted for the 2022 Amazon First Novel Award.

June 2 at 6 p.m. Free. Flying Books, College 784.

Brian Thomas Isaac, author of All the Quiet Places, was born in 1950 on the Okanagan Indian Reservation in south-central British Columbia. As a teenager he had a short career riding bulls in local rodeos until common sense kept him away, then he worked in the oil fields of northern Alberta and retired as a than mason. Writing is something he has done all his life.

Conor Kerr, author of Avenue of Champions, is a Métis/Ukrainian educator, writer, and harvester. Her writing has been anthologized in Best Canadian Stories 2020, Best Canadian Poetry 2020 and has been published in literary journals across Canada. He is honored to be able to live, work and hunt Labrador retrievers on the land his family has called home for generations.

Originally from Newfoundland, Aimee Wall, author of We, Jane, is a writer and translator. His essays, short fiction films and reviews have appeared in numerous publications, including Maisonneuve, Matrix Magazine, the Montreal Review of Books and Lemon Hound. Wall’s translations include the novels Testament (2016) and Drama Queens (2019) by Vickie Gendreau, and Sports and Pastimes by Jean-Philippe Baril Guérard (2017). She lives in Montreal.

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