Double Date: Cedar Bowers & Michael Christie

Double Date: A Reading Series of Writing Couples is a Dalhousie University Department of English event series that investigates the compelling, romantic, and perhaps at times vexing phenomenon of writers who not only make art but choose to also make a life together. By hearing these writers speak to their creative practice as couples, read from their own work, and answer questions from the audience, other writers and readers can learn more about the relationships we kindle with our most beloved humans—and the relationships we develop toward our creative literary practices.

Cedar Bowers‘s fiction has been published in Joyland and Taddle Creek. Astra, her first novel, is long listed for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. With her husband, novelist Michael Christie, and their two children, she divides her time between Galiano Island, where she grew up, and Victoria.

Michael Christie is the author of the novel If I Fall, If I Die, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Kirkus Prize, was selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice Pick, and was on numerous best-of 2015 lists. His linked collection of stories, The Beggar’s Garden, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Prize for Fiction, and won the Vancouver Book Award. His essays and book reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Globe & Mail. Greenwood, his most recent novel, is an international bestseller, and was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel. Rights have been sold in fifteen countries. A former carpenter and homeless shelter worker, he divides his time between Victoria, British Columbia, and Galiano Island, where he lives with his wife, the writer Cedar Bowers, and their two sons in a timber frame house that they built themselves.

This reading & discussion is free to attend and will be held on Zoom on Friday, Nov 19, from 3:45pm to 5:00pm.
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This Double Date event is presented by Dalhousie University’s Department of English, co-presented by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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