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Write Out Loud season at Lyric wraps up May 16 with Regina author

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“Elena anchors the plot but the real beauty here is in the diversity of voices telling the story.”

The Globe and Mail review echoed the many positive words written in praise of Connie Gault’s novel, A Beauty, a long-listed nominee for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize in 2015. The Toronto Star said Gault’s evocative prose “makes readers homesick for the land, even those who’ve never ridden across the prairies under a setting sun.”
Connie Gault, a novelist, playwright, and short-story writer, was born in Central Butte and now lives in Regina. Her work is known for its attention to female characters and an interest in rural Saskatchewan life. She’s won numerous awards for her short-story collections, and her plays have been produced in Saskatchewan and Alberta and broadcast on CBC Radio and the BBC World Service.
Her first novel, Euphoria, the story of a 19th century Canadian woman set in Toronto and Regina, won a Saskatchewan Book Award in 2009. She teaches creative writing and mentors emerging writers.
The Write Out Loud Organizing Committee is pleased to recognize the Writers Union of Canada for funding they’ve provided in support of Ms. Gault’s visit to Write Out Loud.
Local “Artist and Agent of Whimsy”, Carolynn Anctil, will present her work in advance of Ms. Gault’s reading. Anctil is a watercolour illustrator and photographer who loves using the creative power of words to conjure mental images.
Write Out Loud commences May 16 at Swift Current’s Lyric Theatre. Admission is $8. Doors open at 6:30.

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