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New Writing Series: Suzette Mayr

March 30, 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

On Thursday, March 30 at 4:30 pm, the UMaine Department of English New Writing Series presents a reading and Q&A by award-winning novelist Suzette Mayr in the Allen 54′ and Sally 55′ Fernald Adaptive Presentation & Performance Environment of the IMRC.

Suzette Mayr is the author of six novels including her most recent, The Sleeping Car Porter, winner of the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Award, and longlist nominee for the Republic of Consciousness Prize (US and Canada). 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, visual artists Lisa Brawn and Geoff Hunter, and she was a writer-in-residence at Widener University, Pennsylvania. She is a former President of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Mayr teaches Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.

Mayr will be introduced by assistant professor of English and MHC Faculty Advisory Group member Hollie Adams.


March 30, 2023
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Stewart Commons IMRC
Stewart Commons, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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