The Fiction Panel with Lori McNulty, Alicia Elliott, Rebecca Rosenblum, and Trevor Corkum.


67 Erb Street West, Waterloo
November 4, 2017

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Fiction Panel with Lori McNulty, Alicia Elliott, Rebecca Rosenblum, Trevor Corkum. Moderated by Claire Tacon. 

67 Erb Street West, Waterloo
November 4, 2017

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Tough Choices. Literary fiction by its nature tends to seek out topics that make us feel uncomfortable, make us think, allow us to explore emotional territory that we might want to stray from, and yet this is the very territory that makes us feel more human. Join us for readings and discussions with authors who have each considered difficult subjects and written thought-provoking, elegant pieces as a result.

Lori McNulty is an author, photographer, digital storyteller and travel writer. A two-time Journey Prize finalist and a three-time finalist for the CBC Canada Writes Prizes, her writing has appeared in The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, PRISM international, The Dalhousie Review, Descant and the Globe & Mail. As a writer-in-residence aboard the Canada C3 icebreaker this summer, she navigated part of the world’s longest coastline with a cross-section of Canadian explorers. She is the author of Life on Mars, a fierce and funny short fiction collection and is hard at work on novel.  Say hello at

Check out this review of Life on Mars in Publisher’s Weekly! She’s also been featured in the 49th Shelf  and the Vancouver Sun!

Alicia Elliott is a Tuscarora writer living in Brantford, Ontario with her husband and daughter. Her literary writing has been published by The Malahat Review, Room, Grain and The New Quarterly, and her current events editorials have been published by CBCGlobe and MailMaclean’s and Maisonneuve. She’s currently Associate Nonfiction Editor at Little Fiction | Big Truths, and a consulting editor with The New Quarterly. Most recently, her essay, “A Mind Spread Out on the Ground” won a National Magazine Award.

Alicia has been interviewed by Room Magazine and PRISM International. And don’t miss her article in CBC Arts!

Trevor Corkum is a writer, consultant, and educator. His fiction, essays, and reviews have been published widely in magazines and journals across Canada. His work has been nominated for a number of major Canadian awards, including the Journey Prize, the CBC Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, the National Magazine Award for Fiction, and the Western Magazine Award for Personal Journalism. He reviews frequently for The Toronto Star and hosts a popular author interview series called The Chat on A current PhD student in Adult Education at the University of Toronto, his research explores the intersections of storytelling, identity, home, and migration. Trevor is the 2017 writer-in-residence at Lester B. Pearson United World College and one of 15 writers chosen to take part in the Canada C3 sea expedition, a Canada 150 legacy project. His novel The Electric Boy is forthcoming with Doubleday Canada.

Trevor has also written for the Toronto Star!

Rebecca Rosenblum is the author of two acclaimed books of fiction, The Big Dream and Once, winner of the Metcalf-Rooke Award and named one of Quill and Quire‘s 15 Books That Mattered in 2008. So Much Love is her first novel. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Journey Prize, the National Magazine Awards, and the Danuta Gleed Award, and has appeared in the National PostExile Quarterly, The Antigonish ReviewThe New QuarterlyThe Journey Prize StoriesMaisonneuveComing Attractions, and Best Canadian Stories. She holds an Honours English degree from McGill, a publishing certificate from Ryerson, and a Master’s of English and Creative Writing from the University of Toronto. She lives in Toronto.

Her novel, So Much Love, has been reviewed in the National Post and the Globe and Mail!

Claire Tacon’s first novel, In the Field, was the winner of the 2010 Metcalf-Rooke award. Her new manuscript, Henry & Starr, is forthcoming with Wolsak and Wynn.

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