- Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 6:00pmThe Book of Stolen Tales by D.J. McIntoshCarlton Cinema
- Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 10:00amGlobe & Mail/Ben McNally Books Authors' Brunch
- Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 6:30pmThe Fine Print Presents Miss Montreal by Howard ShrierThe Dora Keogh
- Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 2:00pmFictionKNITsta!Ben McNally Books
Ben McNally Books
Please join us on Thursday, May 3, as some of Canada's finest women writers assemble for the launch of the 2012 FICTIONista author tour!
FICTIONista! was conceived in 2006 under the leadership of Coteau Books. The tour is a joint project among independent publishers to bring together Canadian women writers for a reading series of events 'with a difference'. Each city's installment has four authors, usually hosted by a FICTIONista alumna, with Q&A and discussions among the authors and audience. This Spring's events will be in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Toronto.
Admission is free of charge.
Body Trade by Margaret MacPherson
A story of survival: Rosie and Tanya, two young Canadian women decide to leave the Northwest Territories and head south on a road trip through California, Mexico and Central America, and wind up enmeshed in the Central American sex trafficking trade.
The Time We All Went Marching by Arley McNeney
The Time We All Went Marching tells the story of Edie MacDonald, who leaves her drunken partner Slim and boards a train with her son Belly, travelling westward to an uncertain future.
The Girl in the Wall by Alison Preston
A skeleton uncovered during a Winnipeg home renovation leads retired detective (now renovator) Frank Foote to investigate the mystery of how a girl who died in the 1960s wound up in the house's wall.
The Anatomy of Edouard Beaupre by Sarah Kathryn York
The story of a Montreal doctor investigating the cadaver of the famous Willow Bunch Giant, trying to solve the mystery of why the preserved body is shrinking while his own body fails him. He has a rare condition whereby his body is gradually swallowing its own bones.
Mad Hope by Heather Birrell
FICTIONista! will be hosted by Heather Birrell, the Journey Prize-winning author of Mad Hope, a new short story collection of characters and families both recognizable and alarming. The book will take you to places unfamiliar, from the high school science lab to online chat rooms for expectant mothers to Central American river tours to capture the lovely, maddening mess of being human.