Thursday, 11 May 2017 05:28

Former writer in residence wraps up Write out Loud’s 30th season

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In 1983, Rod MacIntyre quit driving a cab, bought a computer, and committed to full-time writing.

In 1997-1998, he served as writer in residence at the Swift Current Public Library and took over management of the Swift Current reading series that continued to showcase Canadian authors and local writing talent. Although he once worked as an actor and director, he is now primarily a fiction writer and editor.
His works include short story collections Feeding at Nine, Revved, The Crying Jesus, Apart, The Blue Camaro, and novel Yuletide Blues, all published by Thistledown Press. His stories have appeared in anthologies such as The Blue Jean Collection, Opening Tricks, What is Already Known, and 200% Cracked Wheat.
MacIntyre is the recipient of many writing awards such as the Vicky Metcalf Short Story Award, Saskatchewan Writers Guild Long Manuscript Award, Saskatchewan Book Award for Best Educational Book, Canadian Librarian Association Young Adult Book of the Year, and a Saskatchewan Book Award’s Saskatoon Book of the Year.
MacIntyre’s latest novel, Mahihkan, is where vivid characters collide with dark secrets and personal demons at a cabin beside a northern Saskatchewan lake.
Local songstress, Dani Jamieson, will provide musical entertainment for the evening.
Write Out Loud, featuring Rod MacIntyre, takes place May 17 at Swift Current’s Lyric Theatre. Admission is $8, and doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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