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SWG Signature Reading Series

Naomi Lewis
, Lynn Gidluck, Bridget Keating

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
SWG Regina Office: Suite 100, 1150-8th Avenue, Regina

Photo by John Major

Naomi K. Lewis grew up in Ottawa and lives in Calgary, where she writes, edits, and teaches. Her novel, Cricket in a Fist was published by Goose Lane Editions in 2008, and co-wrote Spencer Beach's bestselling 2010 memoir, In Case of Fire (Kingsley Publishing). I Know Who You Remind Me Of is the 2012 winner of the Colophon Prize.

Original and effortlessly clever, the stories in I Know Who You Remind Me Of capture the sensibility of a generation with no cultural inhibitions to overcome. Naomi K. Lewis’s characters bear the battlescars of adolescence and early adulthood — scars left when one classmate impersonates another in Internet pornography; a lover donates his eyeball in the heat of passion; sibling rivalry escalates into a low orbit. For these characters, everything is straight-on, never coy, and often deliciously funny. Winner of the 2012 Colophon Prize, stories from this collection have appeared in the Journey Prize anthology, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, and other journals.

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Authors Lynn Gidluck and Bridget Keating will be reading from their recent works which are shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Awards 2013.

Lynn Gidluck is the author of Visionaries, Crusaders & Firebrands: The Idealistic Canadians Who Built the NDP, published by James Lorimer and Company of Toronto. Her book is shortlisted for the Non-Fiction Award of Saskatchewan Book Awards. Lynn is currently working on her Ph.D. dissertation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina. When she is not wearing her “student” hat, she is a partner in a Regina-based public relations firm, Benchmark, where she oversees projects which range among focus testing, business and strategic communications planning, and public relations and media relations training. Lynn Gidluck lives in Regina with her husband and three daughters.

Bridget Keating is the author of Red Ceiling, published by Hagios Press of Regina. Her book is shortlisted for three Saskatchewan Book Awards — First Book, Regina Book and Book of the Year. Her work has appeared in Spring and Here Not There, an Australian anthology of established and emerging poets. Bridget Keating lives with her son in Regina and is a sessional lecturer at First Nations University of Canada.

Funding provided by:
Canada Council, City of Regina, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskLotteries, and SaskCulture.


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