Here is the line up for the 2017 YWCA Women of Distinction Nominees for Arts, Culture and Design. Congratulations to Kathleen Bartels, Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery, who won the award, and to all the nominees.
Caroline Adderson is the author of four novels
(A History of Forgetting, Sitting Practice, The Sky Is Falling, Ellen in Pieces), two collections of short stories (Bad Imaginings, Pleased To Meet You) as well as books for young readers. She is also the editor of and co-contributor to Vancouver Vanishes. Her work has received numerous prize nominations including the Sunday Times EFG Private Bank Short Story Award, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers' Prizes, the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist, the Governor General's Literary Award and the Rogers' Trust Fiction Prize. Winner of two Ethel Wilson Fiction Prizes and three CBC Literary Awards, Caroline was the recipient of the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement.
I’m delighted to have been named the Associate Director of Narrative for the 2017 Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. The position is especially meaningful as I was myself a participant at the Writing Studio in 1987 and 1991. Like many Canadian writers, the Banff Centre was crucial to my development as an artist. For application information, click here.
I’m very pleased to be invited back to Christianne’s Lyceum of Art and Literature to talk about Vancouver Vanishes: Narratives of Demolition and Revival. The evening includes wine and Christianne’s usual delicious snacks. 7-10pm at the lyceum. Find the address and full details here.