The concept of "women's fiction," and the categorization of female writers has been actively discussed and increasingly disputed over the past decade. This event will feature a group of talented — and highly unique — female authors, who are as interested in the topic of discussion as critics and readers.
Suzanne Alyssa Andrew is a story director and writer for digital media, who continually shows the fluidity of perspective in her work.
Author, journalist, public speaker and events producer Zoe Cormier has a background in biology. She is a debut author whose first book, Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science, was reviewed with wide acclaim.
Sarah Henstra is a professor of English at Ryerson University, and the debut author of Mad Miss Mimic. In her classrooms, she teaches Gothic Literature, Fairy Tales & Fantasy, and Women in Fiction.
Heather O'Neill is the author of The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, which was a finalist for the 2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her first novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals, won CBC's Canada Reads and the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction.
Following individual visual, oral and audio presentations from this group of women, host Zoe Di Novi will moderate a group discussion about both the internal and the external influences that have shaped the pages of their work.