Winner of 2017 Giller Prize

Winner of 2017 Giller Prize
Michael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square

Friday, April 13, 2012

Overflow, Reading at Northern Woman's Bookstore, three talented writers!

Please join us for "Overflow," an evening of readings about the vulnerable, with three Thunder Bay writers:

Susan Goldberg;Rachel Mishenene; Meghan Eddy

Sunday, April 22
7:00 PM
Northern Woman's Bookstore
65 S. Court Street, Thunder Bay
Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.
 The evening will also serve as the launch of the anthology Here Come the Brides: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage (Seal Press, 2012), edited by Audrey Bilger and Michele Kort. Copies of the anthology — which includes an essay by Susan Goldberg, excerpted in the current issue of Ms. magazine — will be available for sale and signing.
Susan Goldberg is a writer, editor, essayist and blogger, and coeditor of the award-winning anthology And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents, and Our Unexpected Families (Insomniac Press, 2009). Her work has been featured in Ms. magazine, Lilith magazine, Bent on Writing: Contemporary Queer Tales, Here Come the Brides, McGraw-Hill Ryerson's iLit textbook series, Xtra!, weareGoodkin.com, interfaithfamily.com and The Globe & Mail, among others. Her CBC radio documentary, Finding Out, aired in 2006. She blogs about, among other things, cancer, (queer) motherhood, sleep deprivation and toe jam at www.mamanongrata.com. She's currently working on a novel, called Step on a Crack. Susan lives with her partner and children in Thunder Bay.

 Rachel Mishenene, a resident of Thunder Bay, is also a member of the Eabametoong First Nation and relative of the Mishkeegogamang First Nation community. With her heart in education and curriculum development, particularly focusing on Aboriginal and inclusive education, Rachel was one of two education advisors for McGraw-Hill's textbook, Strength and Struggle: Perspectives from First Nation, Inuit and Metis Peoples in Canada. As the curriculum developer for five adult literacy resources published through Ningwakwe Learning Press for CBC Radio’s ReVision Quest, Rachel has also developed curriculum and adult education programming materials for Matawa Education. Her passion in social justice and equity are also demonstrated through her dedication in participating in local and provincial teacher’s union initiatives, and through active involvement with Thunder Pride, which she is the founder and current Chair of. Rachel finds peace and solitude in writing, painting, and spending quality time with her son, Jade. Rachel has just completed her Masters of Education, and will be pursuing her PhD in education beginning this summer.

Rachel Mishenene

Meghan Eddy
Meghan Eddy, born and raised in Northern Ontario, has been desperately trying to write as a hobby while completing her undergrad in French at Lakehead University. Once, she placed just shy of winning some money for The Stephen Leacock’s Student Humour Contest with her essay Third Wheel Syndrome. Despite coming in fourth place, it is available to read online at http://literarythunderbay.blogspot.ca. When not writing her thesis, or cramming for exams, she works as a waitress at a local restaurant. You can read about her experiences at http://meghaneddy.blogspot.ca/

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