Small Gods Storyteller Series, vol. 10

Posted on May 20 2024, By: Christopher Bjerrisgaard

Small Gods Storyteller Series, vol. 10

An evening of literary readings, featuring short-story writers Anne Fleming and Astrid Blodgett as well as poet Jen Currin!


Astrid Blodgett is the author of the short story collections This Is How You Start to Disappear and You Haven’t Changed a Bit. Her stories have appeared in many Canadian literary magazines, and has been short- or long-listed for a ReLit Award, the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and the High Plains Book Award for Short Stories. Her second collection is a finalist in this year’s WGA Short Story Collection category, and one of the stories is shortlisted for the Howard O’Hagan Award. She lives in Edmonton / amiskwaciwâskahikan.

Jen Currin’s Hider/Seeker: Stories won a Canadian Independent Book Award and was named a 2018 Globe and Mail Best Book. They have also published five collections of poetry that have been finalists for awards such as the Dorothy Livesay Prize, ReLit Awards and Pat Lowther Award. Their second collection of short stories, Disembark, will be out from House of Anansi in May of 2024. Currin was born and raised in Portland, Oregon and currently live on unceded Qayqayt, Musqueam, Kwikwetlem, and Kwantlen Nation territories in New Westminster, BC. They teach creative writing and English at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Anne Fleming is the author of six books of fiction and poetry including her new novel Curiosities, as well as Gay Dwarves of America, poemw, and The Goat, a novel for children. Anne’s writing has won National Magazine awards and has been shortlisted for the Governor-General’s Award, the Journey Prize, the Danuta Gleed Award, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and Italy’s Premio Strega children’s prize. She teaches Creative Writing at UBC’s Okanagan Campus.

A limited number and selection of books by the authors may be for sale after the event. We recommend you bring cash if you intend to purchase books but some authors may also use Interac e-transfer. Please feel free to bring any books you may own by any of the authors should you like to have them sign them after the readings!

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