Thursday, 6 October 2016

If you are in Washington DC this weekend - Two cutting edge literary voices discuss Writers as cartographers

Author Talk: Writers as cartographers with Christine Fischer Guy and Lana Pesch at Potter’s House Café and Bookstore in Washington, DC
Border crossings: where are the boundaries of fiction?
Fischer (left) and Pesch (right)
Washington, DC – October 5th, 2016 - Join authors Christine Fischer Guy and Lana Pesch on Saturday, October 8th as they will consider the idea: Writers as cartographers of the self in relation to their latest works, The Umbrella Mender and Moving Parts. Unfamiliar landscapes give their characters the chance to map new territories of the self, a place to explore, reimagine and reconsider identity.
DATE:             October 8th, 2016
TIME:              2:00 – 4:00 pm ET
PLACE:           The Potter’s House Café and Bookstore, 1658 Columbia Road, Northwest, Washington, DC
The Author Talk will be moderated by Jillian Kitchener, Video Producer at Reuters.
About Christine Fischer Guy:
The award-winning journalist’s debut novel, The Umbrella Mender, was published in September 2014 with Wolsak & Wynn (Buckrider Books). Her fiction has appeared in Canadian and US journals and has been nominated for the Writer’s Trust/McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize and the Pushcart Prize. She contributes to the LA Review of Books, The Millions, Hazlitt, and and teaches creative writing at the School for Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto.
About The Umbrella Mender:
Young nurse Hazel McPherson is drawn to the north to fight the tuberculosis epidemic that rages among first nations people, but what she finds there—about herself and what she believes—becomes a secret she keeps for 60 years.
Author Alissa York says The Umbrella Mender is “a moving mediation on human frailty, a sensitive portrait of conflicting cultures brought together in an uneasy truce, and a heartbreaking tale of unsanctioned love.”
About Lana Pesch:
Toronto based author, producer and communications consultant is an alumnus of the Banff Wired Writing Studio. Her first book, Moving Parts was published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2015. Her writing has appeared in ELLE CanadaTaddle Creek and Little Bird Stories: Volumes I and II. She was longlisted for the 2014 CBC Short Story Prize and won the Random House of Canada Creative Writing Award at the University of Toronto in 2012. She was a reader for the 2016 CBC Creative non-fiction prize and teaches The Story Intensive for Sarah Selecky’s Story Is a State of Mind School.
About Moving Parts:
Equal parts insightful and heartbreaking, Moving Parts is a provocative collection of deeply imagined, darkly funny stories. Unconventional settings range from a hospital waiting room to a Cessna cockpit; the interrogation room of an Arizona prison to Interstate 10 East outside of Pensacola.
Author Arjun Basu calls it “Witty, moving, urbane, and thoroughly modern, Moving Parts is a knockout collection. A hip cross-country tour of today’s North America."
For further information:
For appearances and interviews with Lana Pesch please contact: lana.pesch@newswire.caor Cynara Geissler, Marketing Manager, Arsenal Pulp Press, tel: (604) 687-4233
For appearances and interviews with Christine Fischer Guy please or Shaun Bradley at, tel: (902) 693-2026