Alissa York in Yorkshire: ‘Fauna: Confronting the Urban Wild’ – 16-18 February

AYBench1The Yorkshire Network for Canadian Studies, in partnership with the Universities of Leeds, Huddersfield and York St. John, Huddersfield Art Gallery and Leeds City Museum, are delighted to announce the Yorkshire tour of the Canadian writer and critic Alissa York. Her internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy and, most recently Fauna. York is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories from which have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in such periodicals as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail and Quill & Quire. She has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden. Her new novel, The Naturalist, is due out in 2016.

Alissa will be speaking at three locations in Yorkshire:

1. Monday, 16th February: Huddersfield Art Gallery, 6 – 7.30 pm;

2. Tuesday, 17th February: Quad South Hall, York St. John University, 7 – 8.30 pm;

3. Wednesday, 18th February: Leeds City Museum, 6.30 – 8 pm.

Alissa’s entertaining and stimulating talk will be followed by a chance to chat with the author over a glass of wine.

Admission is free and open to the public.


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