New Writers of the 21st Century

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Our current program theme is New Writers of the 21st Century – focussing on authors active in the 2000’s.

In 2022, our members presented on the works of: Heather O’Neill, Michael Crummey, Amor Towles, Esi Edugyan, J.K. Rowling, Tash Aw, Steven Price, Ottessa Moshfegh, Deborah Levy, Timothy Caulfield, Sally Rooney, Emily St. John Mandel, Thomas King, and Malcolm Gladwell. We were also honoured to host guest speakers Teresa Wong and Leah Horlick (both from the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program).

This theme continues in our spring 2023 session. Here’s what we have planned.

March 7Betty S.Gary Shteyngart (The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Our Country Friends)
March 14  Anita M.Elizabeth Strout (Olive Kitteridge, My Name is Lucy Barton)
March 21  Helle K.Mary Lawson (A Town Called Solace, Crow Lake)
March 28  Guest Speaker Dr. Robert Boschman, Chair, Department of English, Languages, and Cultures at Mount Royal University (White Coal City: A Memoir of Place and Family)
April 4  Margaret S.Emma Donoghue (Room, Haven: A Novel)
April 11  Maryliz Q.Joseph Boyden (Through Black Spruce, Three Day Road)
April 18  Cecilia K.Andrey Kurkov (Grey Bees, Ukraine Diaries: Dispatches from Kiev)

Meetings are open to members and invited guests. If you love literature and are interested in learning more, click on the link.