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Writers’ night and summer reading

July 28, 2017

Writers and booklovers gathered for a lively discussion with Bathurst Muses guests, authors Martha Schabas and Karen Connelly and editor and literary agent, Barbara Berson.

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Karen Connelly, Martha Schabas, Barbara Berson

Barbara, a literary agent with the Helen Heller Agency, described the often over-lapping roles of editor and agent and her own transition from one to the other. Martha and Karen talked about how they approach their work, how their approaches have changed over time and about their experiences getting their books into print.

Martha, who is also the dance critic and arts writer at The Globe and Mail, faced challenges pitching her novel, Various Positionswhich features a young girl dealing with very adult issues when she enrolls in a prestigious ballet school. Karen, author of eleven books, frequently switches between poetry, prose and fiction, often focusing on the impact of politics and trauma on the lives of individuals. But her new novel, The Change Room, is a steamy story about marriage, sex (lots of sex!) adultery and housecleaning. Have a look!

Watch for our next author night in the fall!

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  1. August 10, 2017 2:47 pm

    Looks like it was a lovely evening! I’ve met both Karen and Martha and they are so darn nice.

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