Well-known authors host Providence Bay Writers’ Camp starting Friday

Giller Prize short-listed author Gail Anderson-Dargatz will be leading a writers’ camp in Providence Bay this July.

PROVIDENCE BAY—International best selling author Gail Anderson-Dargatz and well-known poet Ann Elizabeth Carson, both summer residents of Manitoulin, are hosting a Providence Bay Writers’ Camp this week, culminating with a free event with short readings from both emerging writers, as well as the two workshop hosts. The event will also include a sneak peak at Ms. Anderson-Dargatz’s yet-to-be-released novel ‘The Spawning Grounds.’

The readings will be followed up by a panel discussion on the issues that stop writers from finishing their works and how to overcome those issues.

Ann Elizabeth Carson’s most recent book, ‘Laundry Lines, A Memoir in Stories and Poem’s (Inanna Publications 2015) continues her exploration of the silenced voices in our society. Her work has appeared in various publications from Maine to Vancouver and in four previously published books: ‘Shadows Light,’ ‘My Grandmother’s Hair,’ ‘The Risks of Remembrance’ and ‘We All Become Stories.’ A Toronto native and long-time summer resident on Manitoulin Island, Ann Elizabeth writes, sculpts and reads from her work in solo and collaborative events in Toronto and on the Island.

Ms. Anderson-Dargatz’s novels ‘A Recipe for Bees’ and ‘The Cure for Death by Lightning’ were international bestsellers, and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada. ‘A Rhinestone Button’ and ‘Turtle Valley’ were also bestsellers. Her latest novel, ‘The Spawning Grounds,’ will be released this September.

The event will be held at the Community of Christ Church on McNevin Street, across from Huron Fish and Chips, from 7 to 9 pm. There is no admission to this event.

For more information, contact Ms. Anderson-Dargatz by email at books@gailanderson-dargatz.ca.