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Halifax reading: August 17 @The Company House

I’m excited to be joining friend and fellow writer Amanda Leduc as she celebrates the Halifax launch of her debut novel The Miracles of Ordinary Men. We’re reading with Kris Bertin, Amy Jones, & Chris Donahoe at The Company House on Saturday, August 17th, from 6:30-8:00 pmThe Company House is a great venue in Halifax’s North End, and is a strong supported of independent writers, artists, and other musicians. If you’re in Halifax that weekend, I hope we’ll see you there.

Here’s more info about the event.


Amanda Leduc’s stunning novel is the tale of two unlikely dreamers: Sam, a man who wakes up one day to find himself growing wings, and Lilah, a woman who has lost her brother to the streets of Vancouver. As Sam finds himself falling away from the world as he grows feathers from his back, Lilah seeks sexual penance under the harsh hand of her boss, her own transformation subtle and terrifying. Sam and Lilah fall deeper into their separate spiritual paths, and the two hurtle closer and closer to a dark, unknown destiny — one that changes all that they know about life and pain, love and God, and how to find light in the most unlooked-for of places.

Amanda Leduc was born in Canada and has lived in England, British Columbia, Ontario, and Scotland. She has published across Canada, the US, and the UK, and been shortlisted for a number of awards, among them the 2012 (and 2008) PRISM International Short Fiction Contest, the 2012 TNQ Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest, the 2008 UK Daily Mail First Novel Award, and the 2006 CBC Literary Awards.


With Halifax-connected writers Kris Bertin, Amy Jones, Chris Donahoe, & Trevor Corkum.

 Kris Bertin‘s most recent work appeared in The Walrus. A two-time winner of the Jack Hodgins Award, his short stories have been published across Canada and have also appeared in Journey Prize Stories 24 and the Carter V. Cooper anthology. 

Amy Jones‘ most recent book is the Metcalfe-Rooke award-winning collection What Boys Like (Biblioasis). A former winner of the CBC Literary Award for Fiction, Amy has also been nominated for this year’s Journey Prize.

Chris Donahoe is a National Magazine Award finalist and winner of the 2011 Event Nonfiction contest. He has had fiction and non-fiction published across Canada, most recently in ErrantGrain, and The Malahat Review.

Trevor Corkum has had fiction and nonfiction published widely across Canada and appeared in Journey Prize Stories 24. His most recent work “5’9, 135, 6c, br bl” will appear in next month’s anthology Friend. Follow. Text. #storiesfromlivingonline(Enfield & Wizenty).