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Write Now! Presents: Leah Bobet

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
University Community Centre (UCC)
Room: 56

Leah Bobet is a writer, editor, and reviewer of fantasy, literary fiction, and horror. Her novels have won the Aurora Award, the Sunburst Award, and the Copper Cylinder Award (An Inheritance of Ashes) and have been recognized by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, the Ontario Library Association’s Best Bets list, the Canadian Library Association, and the Kirkus Reviews Best of the Year (Above). Her short fiction has been reprinted in multiple Year’s Best anthologies, transformed into choral work by American composer Timothy C. Takach, and taught at Toronto’s York University and Kennesaw State University in Georgia; her poetry has appeared in major Canadian journals and speculative anthologies and longlisted for the Rhysling Award. She was a founding editor of Abyss & Apex Magazine, editor and publisher of Ideomancer Speculative Fiction from 2008 to 2015, guest poetry editor for Reckoning 5, and a staff writer with Shadow Unit from 2008 to 2014, and spent ten years on staff as a specialty bookseller at Toronto’s Bakka Phoenix Books. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she makes jam, climbs mulberry trees, plants gardens in back alleys, and contributes to access-to-democracy initiatives.

About Write Now!

This talk is part of Writing 2520A (Write Now! - Writers on Writing) offered by the Department of English & Writing Studies at Western University. Writing 2520A is organized around a series of lectures by writers. Every week, a new writer visits the class to read from their work, talk about their writing and their career, and answer questions. Guest lectures are open to Western students, staff and faculty.

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Aaron Schneider - Professor
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