Calgary Distinguished Writers Program
Featuring: Sara Tilley, Ophira Eisenberg, Alison Wearing, and others. Check Wordfest.com for more details!
Writers become performers as they push the limits of the spoken and written word in innovative and creative ways.
Sara Tilley is a writer, theatre artist and Pochinko Clown teacher and performer from St. John’s, Newfoundland. She founded the feminist theatre company She Said Yes! in 2002, and has written, co-written or co-created eleven plays to date. Her first novel is Skin Room.
Ophira Eisenberg is a stand-up comic, writer, and host of NPR’s weekly trivia show, Ask Me Another. Eisenberg has been featured in numerous anthologies but now presents her own book, Screw Everyone: Sleeping my Way to Monogamy.
Alison Wearing is an Ontario native whose career includes writing, dancing, and staring in her own award-winning one-woman plays. Wearing earned international recognition for her first book Honeymoon in Purdah and now introduces her memoir, Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter.
This event is sponsored by CJSW.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Calgary Public Library, John Dutton Theatre
$20 (15% discount for seniors, students, and Friends of CJSW)