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An Evening with Sharon Butala – Winnipeg
September 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDTFree
In conversation with Lauren Carter and signing Season of Fury and Wonder (Coteau Books). Co-presented by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival as part of our collaborative Fall Literary Series.
“There are things that it is impossible to learn when you are young, no matter how much you read and study.” The season of fury and wonder, in Sharon Butala’s world, is the old age of women. These stories present the lives of old women who understand that they have been created by their pasts. But there’s another layer to this standard-setting example of “cronelit.” The stories in are all reactions to other, classic, works of literature that Butala has encountered and admired.
Sharon Butala is the award-winning and bestselling author of twenty books of fiction and nonfiction, numerous essays and articles, some poetry and five produced plays. The Perfection of the Morning was a #1 bestseller and a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her first-ever story collection, Queen of the Headaches, was also a finalist for a Governor General’s Award. Her novel Wild Rose, was shortlisted for the W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Butala is a recipient of multiple awards and in 2002 she became an Officer of the Order of Canada. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, she now resides in Calgary, Alberta.