News Release

REF NO.: 139

SUBJECT: PSA: Reading by Jessica Grant, Memorial’s writer-in-residence

DATE: February 8, 2011

Jessica Grant’s first reading as writer-in-residence will be held Feb. 10 at Petro-Canada Hall at 8 p.m. Admission and parking in Lot 15 is free. All are welcome to attend.
            The winner of the 2009 Amazon.ca First Novel award and the 2010 Winterset Award for her novel Come Thou Tortoise, Dr. Jessica Grant is a Memorial University alumna, having completed her master's in English in 2003. She subsequently went on to complete a PhD in English with a specialization in creative writing at the University of Calgary in 2007.
            Since then she has taught at Memorial’s Department of English as a per-course instructor in both introductory and advanced creative writing courses. She has also been on the faculty at the Banff Centre and at the Piper’s Frith writing retreat in Swift Current, N.L.
            Dr. Grant’s work has been anthologized in Coming Attractions 03 and The Journey Prize Stories and she has published in The Malahat Review, Grain, Prairie Fire and A Room of One’s Own.

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