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Fall Reading: Becky Blake

Author Becky Blake headshot, and cover of her novelWe asked MFA alumni publishing books this season what they’re reading, and what they'd recommend. Here's a taste of what you'll find on Becky Blake's bookshelf:

Ayelet Tsabari a Finalist for Weston Prize

Picture of author Ayelet Tasbari and the cover of her memoir, The Art of LeavingCongratulations to alumna Ayelet Tasabari on being named a finalist for the prestigious Hillary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction!

Eden Mills & WOTS Festivals

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The school year is starting and that means new faces, new classes and a whole new fall literary season packed with events. The program kicks off our semester with the annual tradition of a new-and-returning student  reading at the Eden Mills Writers Festival, hosted by program director Catherine Bush. Later in the month, you can also look forward to seeing program alumni at Toronto's Word on the Street. Check out event details and links below...

 

Leanne Milech honoured with Carter V. Cooper Award

Leanne Milech author headshotOur heartiest congratulations go out to MFA grad Leanne Milech, this year’s winner of the Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Award (emerging writer), presented by Exile/ELQ, and sponsored by Gloria Vanderbilt in honour of her late son.

Spring Reading: Nancy Jo Cullen

Author photo of Nancy Jo CullenWe asked MFA alumni publishing books this season what they’re reading, and what they'd recommend. Here's what Nancy Jo Cullen is currently obessing over:

Simone Dalton at Soulpepper

Soulpepper Theatre Poster and headshot of Simone Dalton, a young Black woman with short hair and large earings, standing outside in Toronto.MFA alumna Simone Dalton shares the origin of her playwriting debut, part of RARE Theatre's Welcome to My Underworld, at Soulpepper May 8–25.


In conversation with my shadow self

Outside the Lines: David Bradford

From day jobs to evening gigs and volunteer duties, Outside the Lines, is a series of posts exploring MFA graduates' lives and literary work outside of their primary writing practice...

Winter Reading: Ayelet Tsabari

We asked MFA alumni publishing books this season what they’re reading, and what they'd recommend. Here, Ayelet Tsabari shares what's on her bookshelf:

"I always have piles upon piles of books—in two languages!—on my bedside table. This winter I am one of the judges for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award along with Richard Van Camp and Heather O’Neill so I’m mostly reading short story collections these days, which I love! There were so many great collections last year.