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Alan Reed is a novelist with a special interest in the play of language, and how the way a story is told shapes what it becomes. Originally from Edmonton, he lives in Montreal. 
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This is a gallery of work specially created for #ThinAir2020. Spend time with writers you love, and discover some new favourites! Ceci est une galerie de travaux spécialement créée pour #ThinAir2020. Passez du temps avec des écrivains que vous aimez et découvrez de nouveaux favoris!

Alan Reed is a novelist with a special interest in the play of language, and how the way a story is told shapes what it becomes. His books all try to reimagine the world in unexpected ways. He hopes to create something slightly fantastic from the small details of everyday life; something that might have already been there but that takes a certain kind of looking to be able to see.

He has written two novels, The Benjamenta College of Art and Isobel & Emile, and a collection of poems, For Love of the City. Before focusing on writing for the page, he wrote plays and other texts for live performance. This work was staged, performed, and occasionally exhibited in Canada, the United States, the U.K., and Europe.

Originally from Edmonton, he left to study semiotics at the University of Toronto and then left again to study writing at Dartington College of Arts. He now lives in Montreal. 

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Jamie Woollard is a composer and performer. She grew up on the prairies in Treaty 1 territory and is now based in Tio’tia:ke / Montreal. Her work with soundscape, multi-channel spatialization and experimental performance contexts is guided by a focus on place. Jamie trained as a classical pianist for twenty years before becoming interested in electronic composition. She studied piano performance and electroacoustics at Concordia University, where she completed a BFA in Music in 2014 and published research on emergent practices in laptop music.

After working on film scores for several years, she created "Heat Wave", a solo performance work for piano and electronics, and "Immortal Words", a solo album based on the poetry of bisexual writers throughout history. Jamie is currently pursuing an inter- disciplinary masters in performance at Concordia University.

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