Events and Conferences

Wordfest and MRU present Creative Writing Master Class 2016

Join Mount Royal University and Wordfest as they present three award-winning authors that offer their inspiration, advice and an in-depth look at the art of storytelling at this campus master class, open to the public.

Event DetailsWed. Oct. 12, 2016
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lincoln Park Room, J301
Mount Royal University,
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW

This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. RSVP here.

For more information, email Kit Dobson , Associate Professor, Department of English, Languages, and Cultures or visit Wordfest's event listing.

AboutGail Anderson-Dargatz
Gail Anderson-Dargatz has been published worldwide in English and many other languages. Her first book, The Miss Hereford Stories, was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, while international bestsellers A Recipe for Bees and The Cure for Death by Lightning were both finalists for the prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her other books include Turtle Valley and A Rhinestone Button. Anderson-Dargatz lives in the Shuswap in south central BC, the landscape found in so much of her writing.

Peter Behrens
Peter Behrens' first novel The Law of Dreams won the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, and has been published in nine languages. His collection of short stories, Travelling Light, was reissued in 2013, and his second novel, The O'Briens, was published in 2011. His stories and essays have appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, Brick, Best Canadian Stories, Best Canadian Essays and many other anthologies. Behrens is a native of Montreal and was educated at Lower Canada College, Concordia University, and McGill. He has held a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Creative Writing at Stanford University, and was a Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He lives in Maine and Texas.

Deni Ellis Béchard
Deni Ellis Béchard is the author of the novel Vandal Love, winner of the 2007 Commonwealth Writers' Prize; Cures for Hunger, a memoir about growing up with a father who robbed banks; and The Last Bonobo: A Journey into the Congo. His work has appeared in the LA Times, Salon, and Foreign Policy, and he has reported from Afghanistan, India, the Congo, and Iraq.