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Suzette Mayr is the author of the novels The Sleeping Car Porter, Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall, Monoceros, Moon Honey, The Widows, and Venous Hum. Monoceros won the ReLit Award, the City of Calgary W. O. Mitchell Book Prize, and was longlisted for a Scotiabank Giller Prize. Monoceros was also nominated for a Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction and the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction, and in 2011 it was included on The Globe and Mail’s 100 Best Books of the year. The Widows was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book in the Canada-Caribbean region. Moon Honey was shortlisted for the Writers' Guild of Alberta's Best First Book and Best Novel Awards.
Mayr has done inter-disciplinary work with Calgary theatre company Theatre Junction, visual artists Lisa Brawn and Geoff Hunter, and she was a writer-in-residence at the University of Calgary and at Widener University, Pennsylvania. She is a former President of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Mayr currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Calgary. She and her partner live in a house across the street from a park teeming with coyotes.
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My parents were avid readers and pretty open about books so I never had to hide any published books. I had to hide my diary though because I once caught my mother reading it.
“Safety does not come first. Goodness, Truth and Beauty come first. Follow me.” – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
Cluttered desk person all the way. I can’t find anything when it’s all put away in files and drawers.
I worry about my little nieces who are 4 and 5 years old, and what kind of world they are going to inherit. Or if there will even be a world to inherit.
To be a really great player of klezmer music on clarinet. But you need to practice a musical instrument consistently to get better at it, you can’t just have big practice binges once a week – you can’t fatten a pig on market day. I’m always trying to fatten the pig on market day.
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Creating the Most Effective Characters for Your Fiction
with Suzette Mayr
December 4, 2:00 pm CT
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