Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
With Alexander MacLeod in town to host a QWF workshop, we got the idea of asking the author himself to give a reading at our shop. Then, within the hour, we got a call from QWF asking if MacLeod could read at the Argo! What a coincidence!This may not give many of you enough notice to come, but this is indeed a great opportunity to listen to a fantastic author read and speak.
Alexander MacLeod was born in Inverness, Cape Breton and raised in Windsor, Ontario. Alexander holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill; he currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and teaches at Saint Maryâ€™s University in Halifax.
His bestselling fiction debut, Light Lifting (Biblioasis 2010), released last year in the UK, was an ALA Notable Book for 2012, shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor Award, and the winner of an Atlantic Book Award. Light Lifting was also shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Prize.
(Presented by the Quebec Writers’ Federation and the Writersâ€™ Federation of Nova Scotia as part of their Inaugural Mentorship Exchange Program)