SMU Reading Series: Amy Jones & Rebecca Rosenblum

Posted on: March 17th, 2012 by Phil

About Amy Jones:

Originally from Halifax, Amy Jones is a graduate of the Optional Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at UBC. Her short fiction has appeared or in several Canadian publications, including The New Quarterly, Grain, Prairie Fire, Event, The Antigonish Review, maisonneuve and 08: Best Canadian Stories. In 2006, she was the winner of the CBC Literary Award for Short Story in English. Her first short fiction collection, What Boys Like, is the winner of the 2008-2009 Metcalf-Rooke Award and is published by Biblioasis. Amy currently lives in Toronto.

About Rebecca Rosenblum:

Rebecca Rosenblum is a writer and editor living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She grew up in a small town near Hamilton, Ontario. She holds an Honours English degree from McGill, a publishing certificate from Ryerson, and a masters of English and creative writing from University of Toronto. She works in publishing during the day, writes short stories evenings and weekends, and…that’s pretty much it. She spends her remaining time on the bus or asleep or both.

Rebecca’s short fiction has been short-listed for the Journey Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the Danuta Gleed Award, longlisted for the Relit Award, and she was herself a juror for the Journey Prize 21. Her work has been seen in Exile Quarterly, The Antigonish Review, The New Quarterly, Journey Prize Stories 19, Maisonnueve, Coming Attractions, and Best Canadian Stories.

Her first collection of stories, Once, won the Metcalf-Rooke Award and was one of Quill and Quire’s 15 Books That Mattered in 2008. The Maclean’s blog called Rebecca  “Canlit Rookie of the Year” in 2008. Her second collection, *The Big Dream*, is forthcoming from Biblioasis in September 2011.

Time: Tuesday, March 27th @ 7p
Location: SMU Atrium, Room 101, 923 Robie St.
Admission: Free

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