The Magical Realism of Life of Pi

The Magical Realism of Life of Pi
Review by Margie Taylor

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Our Writer in Residence - First workshop

Welcome to Thunder Bay Michael Van Rooy!

NOWW is excited to announce the launch of our Electronic Writer in Residence program, with a reading and workshop by our E-Writer in Residence, Michael Van Rooy. We are thrilled that Michael will be joining us for this project, and hope that as many members as possible are able to take advantage of this unique new program.


The launch will kick off with a reading by Michael Van Rooy on Friday, January 21st at 7pm, at the Lecture Theatre # 351 at Confederation College. It will also feature readings by local writers Scott Pound and Rebekah Skochinski.

Michael Von Rooy will also be holding a workshop on Saturday, January 22nd from 2-4pm, location Confederation College room  C212.

Winnipeg based Michael Van Rooy is the author of three novels and the recipient of numerous awards, including the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer, the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book by a Manitoba Writer, and the Manitoba Prison Arts Award. Michael’s books have been published in the United States and in Germany and his first novel, An Ordinary Decent Criminal, has been optioned as a film by Frantic Films and Big Mind Productions. In 2010 Michael was named as the Literary Arts Ambassador for the Winnipeg Cultural Capital of Canada 2010 Arts for All Project.

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