CanAm Center Sponsors UMaine English Department’s New Writing Series Featuring Suzette Mayr

Thursday March 30, 2023
Fernald APPE Space
104 Stewart Commons, University of Maine
Free and Open to the public!


Please join the Canadian-American Center and the UMaine English department in welcoming award-winning author, Suzette Mayr to the New Writing Series, where she’ll give a reading and engage in discussion of her works.

Suzette Mayr is the author of six novels including her most recent, The Sleeping Car Porter, winner of the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Award, and nominee for the Republic of Consciousness Prize (US and Canada) and the inaugural Carol Shields Prize for Fiction. Mayr’s other novels have won the ReLit Award and City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, and been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book in the Canada-Caribbean Region, the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Best First Book and Best Novel Awards, and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction. Mayr has done inter-disciplinary work with Calgary theatre company Theatre Junction, and visual artists Lisa Brawn and Geoff Hunter. She is a former President of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Mayr teaches Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.