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*Keep checking this space for up-to-date news on readings, appearances and events. For more news and events, see our individual websites, marynovik.comjunehutton.com, and sookfong.com

MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

Past and Present, featured interview with SPiN in Room Magazine, Volume 33.3 (Fall 2010)
Raising gems, together, Tuesday Essay, The Globe and Mail online, February 24, 2009

NEWS & EVENTS

March 12, 2017
Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival

[Insert Innuendo Here] — with Amber Dawn, Dina Del Bucchia, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Kelly Ngan and Jen Sookfong Lee, SchoolCreative Institute for the Arts, 112 E. 3rd Ave., 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Just Try to Stop Me — with Juliane Okot Bitek, Doretta Lau, Christine Lowther Alessandra Naccarato and June Hutton, Creekside Community Centre, 1 Athletes Way, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

The Here and Now — with Carleigh Baker, Aislinn Hunter, June Hutton and Christine Lowther, moderated by Tanis MacDonald, SchoolCreative Institute for the Arts, 112 E. 3rd Ave., 3:30 – 5:00 pm.

November 5 to 26, 2016
Novel: The NaNoWriMo Challenge
UBC Writing Centre, Robson Square, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Workshop with June Hutton

October 6, 2016
June Hutton appears with Jane Eaton Hamilton at Emily Carr University’s On Edge Reading Series
in the library, 1400 Johnston St., Granville Island, Vancouver, 7 pm.

September 20, 2016
CBC Books recommends three titles if you enjoyed The Sisters Brothers,   
and one of them is June Hutton’s Two-Gun & Sun.

June 15, 2016 
June Hutton’s Two-Gun & Sun has been chosen to launch
The Literary Press Group’s All Lit Up Summer Book Club
this July.

March 19 – April 16, 2016
Novel: How to Plan Your Novel
(*note: no class March 26 due to Easter long weekend)
UBC Writing Centre, Robson Square, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Workshop with June Hutton

February 10-14, 2016
Mary Novik appears in the 11th Annual International Writers’ Conference and Literary Festival at San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

November 27, 2015 – “Intelligent, cerebral and intensely entertaining” review of June Hutton’s Two-Gun & Sun by Historical Novel Review blog.

November 22, 2015
A Literary Quickie: Which Author Will You Curl Up With Tonight?
June Hutton joins Richa Dwor, A.D. Gentle, Rosa Harris, Revital Shiri-Horowitz, Paula Hurwitz, Evelyn H. Lazare, Olga Medvedeva-Nathod, Avrum Nagdiel and Marina Sonkina in this fast-paced event, 10:00 to 11:30 am, Jewish Book Festival. A light brunch is included.

November 18, 2015
Book Warehouse Main Street presents Novel Nights with June Hutton
4118 Main St. , Vancouver, 7 – 8:15pm. Everyone welcome!

November 7 to 28, 2015
Novel: The NaNoWriMo Challenge
(formerly Writing Your Novel in a Month)
UBC Writing Centre, Robson Square, 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Workshop with June Hutton

November 6 to 27, 2015
Fiction: Revision
UBC Continuing Studies, Writing Centre
UBC Robson Square, 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

November 3, 2015
 “Jewish Book Festival highlights Canada’s cultural diversity”
  June Hutton’s Two-Gun & Sun featured in piece by Hannah Kahn, Ubyssey

November 2015
“Alternative History: June Hutton builds a satisfying narrative”
review of Two-Gun & Sun by Brett Josef Grubic, Quill & Quire, p. 30

October 23, 2015
Frontier
Vancouver Writers Fest
Featuring June Hutton, Sara Tilley, and Paul Yee
Hosted by Jen Sookfong Lee
1:00pm, Improv Centre

October 22, 2015
The Lighter Side
Vancouver Writers Fest
Featuring Charles Demers, Susan Juby, and Bill Richardson
Hosted by Jen Sookfong Lee
6:00pm, Waterfront Theatre

October 21, 2015
Intoxicated With the Past 
Vancouver Writers Fest
Featuring Sarah Dunant, June Hutton, Ronald Wright
Hosted by Annabel Lyon
8: 30 pm, Studio 1398

October 10, 2015
From Emerging Writer to Published Author: How to Pitch Yourself and Your Book
SFU Continuing Studies, Creative Writing
Vancouver Campus, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

October 3, 2015
Writing the Body: How to Use Physicality and Sex in Fiction
SFU Continuing Studies, Creative Writing
Vancouver Campus, 10:00am to 2:00pm
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

September 2015 – June 2016
SFU Continuing Studies The Writers Studio Online
Fiction mentor June Hutton

May 23, 2015
Presenting Yourself as an Author
UBC Continuing Studies, Writing Centre, UBC Robson Square, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

May 2, 2015
Authors for Indies Day – come out to support independent bookstores!
June Hutton will be at Book Warehouse on Main, 4118 Main Street, Vancouver
Mary Novik will be at Kidsbooks in the Village, 3040 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver, 11 am to 2 pm

April 18, 2015
From Emerging Writer to Published Author: How to Pitch Yourself and Your Book
SFU Continuing Studies, Creative Writing, Vancouver Campus, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

April 12, 2015
“Destin extraordinaire d’une femme de la Renaissance,” feature article by Marie-France Bornais about Mary Novik and Muse in Journal de Quebec, D20.

April 10, 2015
“Fabula Argentea: Mary Novik’s Muse,” by Maria Vigornia, on Ramblings of a Reader.

March 18, 2015
Mary Novik will be the featured author at Novel Nights at Book Warehouse on Main, 4118 Main Street, Vancouver. 7 to 8:15 pm. Everyone is welcome!

March 7, 2015
June Hutton leads the workshop Novel: Breaking it Down,
4 sessions, UBC Robson Square, 1-4 pm, registration required

February 26, 2015
The French translation of Mary Novik’s Muse will be published with the title Muse by Éditions Hurtubise
The French Muse will be distributed outside Canada by the Librairie du Québec, Paris

February 23, 2015
June Hutton leads the online workshop Introduction to Fiction
every 2 weeks until May 4, SFU Continuing Studies, registration required

February 16, 2015
Listen to Jen’s column on new feminist fiction on The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers

February 16, 2015
June Hutton will be speaking to the North Shore Writers Association,
7-8:30 pm, North Vancouver Library, Lonsdale Branch

February 7, 2015
June Hutton leads the workshop Creating Vibrant Settings,
4 sessions, UBC Robson Square, 1-4 pm, registration required

January 10, 2015
June Hutton leads the workshop Crafting Believable Dialogue for Fiction,
4 sessions, UBC Buchanan Bldg., 1-4 pm, registration required

November 8, 2014
Kamloops Writers Festival
9:30am
When Life and Writing Collide
Keynote address by Jen Sookfong Lee
12:45pm
History and Fiction: When Opposites Attract
Workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee

November 1, 2014
June Hutton leads the workshop Writing Your Novel in a Month,
4 sessions, UBC Buchanan Bldg., 1-4 pm, registration required

October 23, 2014
Odd Jobs
Vancouver Writers Fest, Featuring Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Lee Henderson and Anne Kennedy
Hosted by Jen Sookfong Lee
6:00pm, Studio 1398

October 4, 2014
June Hutton leads a writing workshop Introduction to Fiction
4 sessions, SFU Surrey City Centre, 1-4 pm, registration required

October 2, 2014
Meet the Author Series at Christianne’s Lyceum, 3696 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Mary Novik will participate in an informal discussion about Muse, 7-9 pm. Fee of $22 includes wine and snacks. Register in advance, 604 733-1356

September 30, 2014
Schema Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Fundraiser
Featuring Jen Sookfong Lee, Julia Kwan and Assaulted Fish
6:00pm, Bambudda

August 14, 2014
Vancouver Public Library Writing and Book Camp
Featuring Jen Sookfong Lee as a keynote speaker

June 2014
The Goodreads group Imprinted Lives has chosen to read Mary’s Muse for their June discussion. New members welcome.

May 27, 2014
Smaller paperback of Mary Novik’s Muse to be published by Doubleday’s Anchor Canada.

April 26, 2014
Mary Novik will be signing books with Roberta Rich from 2 to 4 pm at 32 Books & Gallery at 3185 Edgemont Boulevard in Edgemont Village as part of the 4th Annual North Shore Art Crawl.

April 26, 2014
June Hutton leads a writing workshop Novel: Breaking it Down
4 sessions, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, 10-1, registration required

Spring 2014
Reviews of Mary Novik’s Muse appeared in Room, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 93-4 (by Lorrie Miller) and in Pacific Rim Review of Books, Issue 19, p. 53 (by Linda Rogers). For more reviews, see Resources & Critiques.

April 14, 2014
Mary Novik will be speaking to the North Shore Writers’ Association, 7-8:30 pm, North Vancouver District Library, Capilano Branch, 3045 Highland Boulevard.

April 12, 2014
Mary Novik will be appearing in a historical fiction writers’ panel Enlivening the Past with Sandra Gulland, Daniel Kalla, and Roberta Rich, moderated by Jen Sookfong Lee, from 2:30-3:30 pm in the North Shore Writers’ Festival at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th Street.

April 5, 2014
When Memoir Inspires Fiction
Writing workshop with Jen Sookfong Lee
Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, 11:00am to 2:00pm, Sechelt

April 1, 2014
Watch Jen’s PechaKucha presentation

March 20, 2014
PechaKucha Night Vancouver
Jen Sookfong Lee, Malcolm Levy, Grant Lawrence and others present at PechaKucha
7:30pm, Vogue Theatre

March 20, 2014
The Proof–Jen Sookfong Lee
Vancouver is Awesome

February 15, 2014
June Hutton leads a writing workshop Introduction to Fiction
4 sessions, SFU, 515 W. Hastings, Vancouver, 10-1, registration required

January 18, 2014
June Hutton leads a writing workshop Writing in Character
4 sessions, UBC, Buchanan Building, Block D
Point Grey campus, Vancouver, 1-4, registration required

January 17, 2014
Review of Mary Novik’s Muse by Susan Fish, in the Guelph Mercury. For more reviews, please see Resources & Critiques.

December 18, 2013
Mary Novik recommends fiction books for Christmas gifts at the Random House Retreat blog.

December 8, 2013
Robert Wiersema includes Mary Novik’s Muse in his Christmas book picks on Sheryl MacKay’s CBC North by Northwest.

December 8, 2013
Mary Novik, June Hutton, and Jen Sookfong Lee discuss Christmas book recommendations at Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s blog.

November 2013
Terri Baker’s essay, “Solange’s Petrarch: Reclaiming Female History in Mary Novik’s Muse, appears in Historical Novels Review, #66 (November 2013) along with her review of Muse

November 14, 16, 21 and 23
Jen Sookfong Lee is the Writer in Residence at West Vancouver Memorial Library
Participants are asked to bring up to five typed pages of manuscript or outline for one-on-one 30 minute consultations
10:00am to 1:00pm, Elizabeth Musto Room
Registration begins October 1. Visit or call the Information Desk at 604-925-7403

November 12-14, 2013
Mary Novik and Roberta Rich will tour Vancouver Island. On November 12, we’ll be at a dinner put on by Mulberry Bush Books, 6-9 pm, in Parksville. At 7 pm on November 13, we’ll read  at Bolen Books, 1644 Hillside Avenue, Victoria. And at 7 pm on November 14, we’ll  be appearing at Laughing Oyster Bookshop, 286 Fifth Street, Courtenay.

November 7, 2013
Mary Novik visits Barjo’s Bigger Book Club at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks, 1740 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, 6:30-8 pm

November 2, 2013
June leads a writing workshop Writing Your Novel in a Month
4 sessions, UBC, Buchanan Building Block D, Room 207,
Point Grey campus, 1-4  pm

November 1-3, 2013
Mary Novik will appear in the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront, Toronto in a Reading Friday, November 1, 8 pm on the Lakeside Terrace and in a panel, Ahead by a Century, on Sunday, November 3 at 3 pm.

October 31, 2013
“The Hazlitt Offensive: Mary Novik”, interview conducted by Hazlitt magazine.

October 26-27, 2013
Mary Novik will appear in the Vancouver Writers Fest on Granville Island in event 59, As the Past Comes to Life, at 10:30 Saturday, October 26. Mary will also be reading in in event 80, The Afternoon Tea, at 3:30 on Sunday, October 27.  Alicia Copp Mokkonen wrote an interesting blog about The Afternoon Tea.

October 24, 2013
The End of East to be translated and published in China

October 19, 2013
Read “The Great Food Truck War” by Jen Sookfong Lee and Steve Burgess, illustrated by Nick Conbere
Created at TOUCH, a fundraiser for the Vancouver Public Library Foundation
The Vancouver Sun, Weekend Review

October 18, 2013
Erin McPhee’s profile, “Mary Novik Explores Medieval History in New Novel,” published in the North Shore News, pp. 18-19, 38.

October 17, 2013
An Evening in Bloom: Celebrate Women and Children Rebuilding their Lives
A fundraiser for the Bloom Group
With keynote speaker Jen Sookfong Lee
6:00pm to 9:00pm, Heritage Hall

October 8-10, 2013
When the Random House Fall Preview tour hosts Indigo employees in Calgary (Oct. 8), Edmonton (Oct. 9), and Vancouver (Oct. 10), Mary Novik will be part of the entertainment.

October 4, 2013
TOUCH
A fundraiser for the Vancouver Public Library Foundation
Featuring an interactive Authors’ Lounge with Steve Burgess and Jen Sookfong Lee
8:00pm, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch

October 3, 2013
June leads a writing workshop, Writing in Character
4 sessions, UBC Robson Square, 1-4 pm

September 30, 2013
Listen to Jen’s column on literary fantasy and speculative fiction on The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers

September 30, 2013
Mary Novik and Roberta Rich will appear in the first Vancouver Bookstravaganza, hosted by Random House and Chatelaine at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W Georgia, at 6:30 pm. See a YouTube video about “book publishing’s most glamorous event”. A report on the Vancouver event appears here.

September 29, 2013
Mary Novik will appear at 2:45 in the Canada Writes tent at Word Vancouver at Library Square, on Homer Street between W. Georgia and Robson.

September 28, 2013
“I had to get over it. Fast,” Jared Bland’s influence interview with Mary Novik, The Globe and Mail, p. R16.

September 19, 2013
Mary Novik and Roberta Rich visit Book Warehouse (Black Bond Books), 632 W. Broadway, Vancouver, for a special book club evening  from 7-9 pm.

September 19, 2013
Muse‘s Heroine Enchants Poets and Popes,” profile of Mary Novik by David Chau, Georgia Straight, p. 78.

September 18, 2013
At 9 pm ET, Mary Novik will be on Twitter for a tweetchat hosted by YummyMummyClub.ca and @BookaliciousCA, using the hashtag #MuseNovel. Please join us and join in.

September 12, 2013
“Getting into the Mindset of Solange,” by Mary Novik, at Fiction Craft blog by Shaun Smith, Open Book Ontario.

September 6, 2013
The Myth of Multiculturalism
Read Jen’s feature essay in Hazlitt

August 31, 2013
Fictional Papal Mistress Tells Story of Avignon.” Mary Novik is interviewed by Tracy Sherlock in The Vancouver Sun, p. B15. Reprinted in The Calgary Herald, The Montreal Gazette, and The Windsor Star.

August 22 and 16-31, 2013
Blog tour for Muse. Every day during the week of August 26, Mary Novik will be guest-blogging at a different blogger’s website.
August 31, 2013. “Solange and the Role of Women in Medieval Avignon” at blog Be Nice or Leave, Thanks.
August 30, 2013. “Social Status and the Food People Ate in 14th-century Avignon” at blog Your Hidden Shelf.
August 29, 2013. “Secrets of the Avignon Popes in Muse at blog Sukasa Reads.
August 28, 2013. Muse and the Woman Hero’s Journey” at Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s blog.
August 27, 2013. “The UNESCO World Heritage City of Avignon, the Setting for Muse at blog Good Books and a Cup of Tea.
August 26, 2013. “The Balancing Act between Fact and Fiction in Muse at blog Cozy Up with a Good Read.
August 22, 2013. “Where Do Ideas Come From?” at Retreat blog, Random House of Canada.

July-August, 2013
Reviews of Mary Novik’s Muse:
August 17, 2013. “The Muse Abides,” review of Muse by Athena McKenzie, Globe and Mail, p. R10.
August 17, 2013. “Love Poetry’s Labour Lost,” review of Muse by Robert J. Wiersema, The Vancouver Sun, p. C7.
August 17, 2013. “A Medieval Woman’s Work is Never Done,” review of Muse by Jennifer Pawluk, Winnipeg Free Press, p. A1.
August 2013. Review of Muse by Teresa Goff in Trek, the University of BC alumni magazine.
August 15, 2013. Review of Muse at the blog Buried in Print.
August 8, 2013. Mary’s Muse is reviewed by  Dana Hansen in Quill & Quire, September 2013.
July 30, 2013. Review of Muse by Andrea at Cozy Up with a Good Read.
July 9, 2013. Review of Conceit by Andrea at Cozy Up with a Good Read.
For more reviews of Muse, please see Mary Novik’s website.

August 13, 2013
On-sale date of Mary Novik’s trade paperback, Muse.

July 25, 2013
L’amante del papa (The Pope’s Lover), the Italian translation of Mary Novik’s Muse, was published by Newton Compton Editori. See the prize-winning booktrailer (best director, Caffeina Festival) on YouTube or click here for reviews.

July 16, 2013
Jen Sookfong Lee, Stacey May Fowles, Andrew Pyper, Charlotte Gray and Shaena Lambert pay tribute to Carol Shields
CBC Books

June 28, 2013
The Best of Summer Reading.” The Toronto Star included Mary Novik’s Muse in its list of the top 20 books for summer reading.

June 22 to 23, 2013
Jen appears at Kamloops THRiVE Festival

June 22, 1:30pm
When Memoir Inspires Fiction

June 23, 1:30pm
Turning Great Ideas into Great Novels

3:30pm
Jen Sookfong Lee reading and chat

5:00pm
THRiVE Community Panel

June 9, 2013
The first review of Mary’s Muse is here! “Solange and the Flaming Spear”, by Joan Givner, BC Bookworld, Volume 27, No. 2 (Summer 2013), pp. 24, 26. It’s on page 22 of this on-line copy.

May 2013
World Italian-language rights to Mary Novik’s Muse (Doubleday Canada 2013) have been sold to Newton Compton Editori in Rome and world French-language rights have been sold to Éditions Hurtubise.

May 15, 2013
June leads a writing workshop, The Novel: Mapping it Out
8 sessions, Langara College, 100 W. 49, 6:30–9:30 pm

May 14, 2013
Just Eat It: How Food is Slicing Vancouver in Two
Read Jen’s feature essay in Hazlitt

May 10, 2013
Writers in the Library: Local Literati Speak to the Future of Libraries and their Influence on the Written Word
Author panel with Jen Sookfong Lee, Billie Livingston and Steven Galloway
BC Library Conference: Are We There Yet?
5:15pm, Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond

April 22, 2013
Listen to Jen’s column on news and books on The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers

April 2013
Andrea King’s ACQL-award-winning essay, “Haunting Love in Anne Hébert’s Les fous de Bassan and Mary Novik’s Conceit”, is published in Canadian Literature #214 (Autumn 2012), pp 31-45.

Feb. 13, 2013
June leads a writing workshop, The Novel: Mapping it Out
8 sessions, Langara College, 100 W. 49, 6:30–9:30 pm
Registration required

Nov. 3 – 24, 2012
June leads the workshop Writing Your Novel in a Month
UBC Robson Square, 4 sessions, 1-4 pm
Registration required

October 20, 2012
Jen appears at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference
Writing Young Adult and Adult Fiction, 1:30pm
When Memoir Inspires Fiction, 3:30pm
Sheraton Guildford Hotel, Surrey

October 4, 2012
Vancouver Public Library Book Exchange
Jen appears as a panelist at this fun evening of free trade–in books!
7:00pm, Alice MacKay Room, Central Branch

Oct. 3 – Nov. 21, 2012
June leads the workshop The Novel: Mapping it Out
Langara College, 8 sessions, 6:30-9:30 pm
Registration required

September 30, 2012
Jen hosts the Canada Writes tent at Word on the Street
4:00pm, Library Square, Vancouver

September 16, 2012
Literary Lights on Stage
Jen reads with Sophie B. Watson
7:00pm, Guilt & Co., 1 Alexander Street, Vancouver

August 2012
The Goodreads group The Imprinted Life discussed Mary Novik’s Conceit on-line. This was lots of fun, with comments on the novel’s chapters, one by one, and can still be read at Conceit–The Novel by Mary Novik.

July 9-13, 2012
June leads the workshop Writing Historical Fiction at UBC Robson Square, 10 am-3 pm
Registration required

June 24, 2012
Mary Novik’s Conceit is reviewed by Margaret Barr at the Historical Novel Society website.

June 18, 2012
Listen to Jen’s column on grown-ups reading teen fiction on The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers

June 5, 2012
The Better Mother available in paperback

May 17, 2012
Asian Heritage Month: Family Ties
CBC Books blog post about Asian Canadian writers Madeleine Thien, Jen Sookfong Lee and others

May 17, 2012
Federation of BC Writers Annual General Meeting
Jen Sookfong Lee delivers the keynote address
6:00pm, Richmond Cultural Centre

March 17 and 24, 2012
Eva Stachniak on the CBC Studio One Book Club
Jen co-hosts with Sheryl MacKay
Between 8:00 and 9:00am

March 15, 2012
June guest blogs about Writing Like a Man at Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s website

March 8, 2012
10 Canadian women writers you need to read now
The Better Mother featured on CBC Books

January 25, 2012
June leads a writing workshop, The Novel: Mapping it Out
8 sessions, Langara College, 100 W. 49, 6:30–9:30 pm
Registration required

January 23, 2012
Listen to Jen’s column on the evolution of chick lit on The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers

January 21, 2012
Listen to Jen’s urban wildlife encounter on Definitely Not the Opera with Sook-Yin Lee

January 15, 2012
Read Jen’s guest blog post on Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s website

December 15, 2011
Jen Sookfong Lee and Esi Edugyan at the UBC Robson Reading Series
7:00pm, UBC Bookstore at Robson Square

December 8, 2011
Red Shoes, Green Belts, White Ribbons
A Breakfast to Celebrate Activism Against Gender Violence in Vancouver
Featuring Jen Sookfong Lee as the keynote speaker
7:00am, Segal School of Business, 500 Granville Street

December 3, 2011
Linwood Barclay Studio One Book Club
Jen co-hosts with Sheryl MacKay

December 2011
Mary guest-blogs about the literary grave-robbing in Conceit and Muse at Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s website.

November 2, 2011
June Hutton leads a writing workshop, The Novel: Mapping it Out
8 sessions, Langara College, 100 W. 49, 6:30–9:30 pm
Registration required

October 24, 2011
Alchemical Place
“I Don’t Know Who I Am” (But Who Does)
Read VIWF’s blog posts on Jen’s recent events

October 24, 2011
Canadian Invasion at Elliott Bay
Featuring Jen Sookfong Lee, Suzette Mayr, Dennis Bolen and Kevin Chong
7:00pm, Elliott Bay Bookstore,  Seattle

October 18 to 23, 2011
Jen appears at the Vancouver International Writers Festival

October 18
Event 8: Vancouver Seen
With Dennis Bolen, Kevin Chong and Zsuzsi Gartner
8:00pm, Waterfront Theatre

October 22 
Event 55: Bamboo Lettering

With Kevin Chong and Ling Zhang
2:00pm, Revue Stage

October 18, 2011
Jen Sookfong Lee talks about burlesque, Asian stereotypes, and the Vancouver International Writers Festival 
Vancouver Observer

October 2011
Jen Sookfong Lee on the first time she comforted her mother
Read Jen’s contribution to ELLE Canada‘s ELLE Firsts column

September 25, 2011
Jen reads at Word on the Street
12:20pm, Canada Writes Tent, Homer at West Georgia

September 24, 2011
Watch Jen reveal her cultural secret of Vancouver on CBC News

September 24, 2011
Listen to Jen talk about household chores on Definitely Not the Opera
1:30pm on CBC Radio One

September 22, 2011
Meet the Author: Jen Sookfong Lee
7:00pm, $20, Christianne’s Lyceum of Literature and Art

September 5 and 10, 2011
Listen to Jen’s feature interview with Shelagh Rogers on The Next Chapter
1:00pm on September 5 and 4:00pm on September 10 on CBC Radio One

August 10, 2011
Book Review: The Better Mother
Schema Magazine

August 2011
The energetic readers at Goodreads share ideas about Mary’s Conceit during the month of August

July 2011
Dead Time by Christy Ann Conlin / Shelter by Jen Sookfong Lee
Review in The Deakin Review of Children’s Literature

July 6, 2011
Book review: The Better Mother
Review in Monday Magazine

July 6, 2011
Bookbits interview with Jen Sookfong Lee

June 30, 2011
Pall in the family
Review in The Globe and Mail

June 30, 2011
The Better Mother
Review in NOW Toronto

June 11, 2011
Vancouver tale a page-turning story of triumph
Review in The Vancouver Sun

June 3, 2011
Book Review: The Better Mother, by Jen Sookfong Lee
Review in The National Post

June 1, 2011
On Writing, with Jen Sookfong Lee
Interview with Open Book Toronto

June 1, 2011
Puppet Masters: Making Characters Come Alive
Fiction Craft with Shaun Smith, featuring  Jen Sookfong Lee

May 28, 2011
Vancouver author gets under ‘hastily washed skin’ of her characters
Review of The Better Mother in Winnipeg Free Press

May 25, 2011
Author Jen Sookfong Lee links lonely hearts in The Better Mother
Review in The Georgia Straight

June 1, 2011
Jen Sookfong Lee appears as part of Authors at the Harbourfront Centre
7:30pm, Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room, Toronto

June 1, 2011
June Hutton leads a writing workshop, The Novel: Mapping it Out
8 sessions, Langara College, 100 W. 49, 7-10 pm
Registration required

May 30, 2011
June Hutton leads a writing workshop, Fiction Writing: The ongoing Story
8 sessions, Langara College, 100 W 49, 7-9:30 pm
Registration required.

May 25, 2011
Jen Sookfong Lee, Madeleine Thien and Patrick DeWitt read at Incite
7:30pm, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch, Alice MacKay Room

April 4, 2011
Listen to Jen’s column on Justin Bieber and Jay-Z on CBC Radio One’s The Next Chapter

March 28, 2011
Shelter reviewed in the Quill and Quire

February 23, 2011
June Hutton leads a writing workshop, The Novel: Mapping it Out
8 sessions, Langara College, 100 W. 49, 7-10 pm
Registration required

January 28, 2011
Dana Huff interviews Mary and reviews Conceit at Much Madness is Divinest Sense

January 8, 2011
June Hutton reads from Underground at the Suzhou Bookworm
Suzhou, China, 2 pm

January 7, 2011
June Hutton talks to members of the Suzhou Bookworm Writers’ Group
Suzhou, China, 7:30 pm

November 16, 2010
June Hutton reads from Underground
Semiahmoo Arts Literary Series: Readings by the Salish Sea
Pelican Rouge Coffee House, White Rock

June Hutton discusses Underground
Titles and Tea Afternoon Book Club
White Rock Library

October 16, 2010
Mary Novik’s Conceit is named one of Canada Reads’ Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade

October 5, 2010
Vote for Underground, shortlisted for the Evergreen Award with this online ballot

September 29, 2010
Mary Novik’s Conceit reviewed at East North East, the Atlantic Canada News portal

September 26, 2010
Sarah Johnson reviews Mary Novik’s Conceit at Reading the Past

September 24, 2010
June Hutton’s Underground is championed by Barrie Councillor Jeff Lehman against other Evergreen Award titles in the annual Barrie Reads

September 23, 2010
Underground takes to the stage for the annual Kingston WritersFest Battle of the Books
Defending June Hutton’s novel against other titles nominated for the Evergreen Award will be Col. Rick Fawcett, Base Commander at CFB Kingston

September 16, 2010
June Hutton reads from Underground
Toronto Public Library’s Bloor Gladstone branch, 7:00pm

September 15, 2010
June Hutton reads from Underground
Toronto Public Library’s Maryvale branch, 2:00pm

September 14, 2010
June Hutton is the guest author at the Toronto Heliconian Club’s Literary Lecture Series where she’ll talk about the writing of her novel Underground

June 1, 2010
Andrea King wins Association of Canadian Literature prize for her essay on Anne Hébert and Mary Novik

May 16, 2010
Constance Reader compares John Donne novels, including Conceit by Mary Novik

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