05 October 2005

Catherine Bush in Moncton

Catherine Bush by Gasper TingaleUNB Writer-in-Residence Catherine Bush to lead a fiction workshop and read in Moncton on Saturday, 5 November 2005.


“Movement is one of the most essential elements of narrative. This workshop will explore how we create forward momentum in our fiction—at the level of the sentence, the scene and in longer structures, both story and novel. (Essential to the idea of movement is the idea of change.) We’ll look briefly at some examples of published work and also discuss the issue of movement in participants' own work. We may do an exercise or two.”

Catherine Bush is the author of two critically acclaimed and internationally published novels. The Rules of Engagement (2000) was a New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of the Year as chosen by the Globe and Mail and the L.A. Times and was shortlisted for the City of Toronto Book Award. Minus Time (1993) was shortlisted for the 1994 SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the City of Toronto Book Award. Born in Toronto, Bush has also resided in Montreal, New York, and Provincetown, Massachusetts, and has a degree in Comparative Literature from Yale University. She has taught creative writing at Concordia University, the University of Florida, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times Magazine and the Globe and Mail. She lives in Toronto. Bush is currently the 2005-2006 University of New Brunswick/Canada Council for the Arts Writer-in-Residence based on the Fredericton campus. [Photo by Gasper Tingale.]

Workshop Location: Attic Owl Bookstore, Masonic Temple, 115 rue Queen, Moncton, NB.

The workshop will be followed @ 8 pm by a public reading by Catherine Bush.

Fee: $25 WFNB members/ $30 non-members. For more information or to preregister, please contact Mary Hutchman <mhutchman@hotmail.com> or phone (506) 459-7228, Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick, Box 37 Stn A, Fredericton NB E3B 4Y2.

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