What the Writers Say: Fiction Edition
You are invited to a special new works reading by MRU alumni, Mike Thorn, and two of Mount Royal’s Creative Writing faculty. Mike Thorn and Bill Bunn will read from their recently launched books, Darkest Hour, and Out on the Drink. Fiction writer, Randy Schroder, will give a preview reading of works from his upcoming book.
Dec. 1, 2017
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mike Thorn is the author of the short story collection Darkest Hours. He completed his B.A. with honours at Mount Royal University and his M.A. in English Literature at the University of Calgary. His fiction has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies, including DarkFuse, Dark Moon Digest and Straylight Literary Arts Magazine. His film criticism has appeared recently in MUBI Notebook, The Seventh Row and The Film Stage. He writes Unnerving Magazine’s “Thorn’s Thoughts” book review column and co-authors the horror themed series “Devious Dialogues” with A.M. Novak for Vague Visages.
Bill Bunn is an associate professor in the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures. He is the author of four--soon to be five--books, and many essays and articles.
His next Young adult novel, Out on the Drink, will be out in December of 2017. He’s published two other young adult novels: Kill Shot in 2015, and Duck Boy in 2012. His published essays were collected and published as Hymns of Home in 2013. In 2003, he published Moon Canoe, a children’s picture book. Moon Canoe was translated into French, and released as Canoë Lune, in 2005. When he's not writing, Bill makes sausages, plays guitar, and wanders the hills of Millarville. He is a founding member of the Intensive Genre Writing Inquiry Group; he currently serves as the group's first Superintendent.
Randy Schroeder is an associate professor in the Department of English, Languages, and Cultures. He is the author of one book of fiction, one co-edited anthology, many short stories, a few bits of poetry, and a moderate but curiously indeterminate number of scholarly articles. His new novel will be published in Fall of 2019 by NeWest Press. It has no title yet, but he can tell you that it concerns three aging punk musicians, a tour into the Canadian Arctic, a renegade CSIS agent, and a demonic snowman who may or may not be a hallucination. Randy is a founding member of the Intensive Genre Writing Inquiry Group. He splits his time between Calgary and The Porcupine Hills, where he frequently visits his coauthor and arch-enemy, A.M. Arruin.