As the end of November draws near so too does the end of the Calgary Public Library's Writer-in-Residence season for 2014. Hopefully you've all had a chance to take advantage of Rosemary Nixon's wonderful public programs and one-on-one manuscript consultations this Fall and if not, well, there is still one more chance. This Saturday Rosemary Nixon will visit the Central Library for "Writing Rogues and Rascals" - an energetic talk on her creation of fictional rascals and how to make them rise up off the page.
This final, free public program of Rosemary Nixon's Memorial Park residency will run from 1 pm to 2:30 pm on Saturday, November 22, in the lower level meeting room at the Central Library. At the last count we somehow have 5 spots remaining. Register now to save yourself a seat. And if you've already registered, please note a slight typo on the time originally listed in our Winter Program Guide... the program ends at 2:30 pm, not 4 pm.
Rosemary Nixon is a prize-winning writer of fiction. Her stories have appeared in literary magazines across the country as well as in numerous anthologies. Released in September 2013, her fourth book-length work of fiction Are You Ready To Be Lucky? is being praised as “positively kinetic, hilarious, charging, filled with gorgeous language and a fierceness of description. Nixon devastates the reader through the loveliest of prose”. Also well-known as a dynamic teacher of creative writing, Rosemary has taught classes for years at the University of Calgary, Chinook College, as well as three summers at Sage Hill Writing Experience in Saskatchewan. She is an outstanding highly-valued freelance editor, and has edited the stories, poetry, non-fiction, and novels of many Canadian writers, working closely with writers on style, language, and form. Far too many credentials, accomplishments, and awards to include in this little blog, so please continue to her complete bio and visit her website: http://www.rosemarynixon.com/.