Lives Lived, Lives Imagined – Hybrid Event

Join Sabrina Reed for the launch of Lives Lived, Lives Imagined: Landscapes of Resilience in the Works of Miriam Toews. This event features a conversation with Alison Calder.

The launch will be hosted live in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park and also available as a simultaneous YouTube stream. The video will be available for viewing thereafter. Before arriving, please review details of how to attend physical events at the store.

In this first monograph to cover Miriam Toews’s entire oeuvre, Lives Lived, Lives Imagined: Landscapes of Resilience in the Works of Miriam Toews by Sabrina Reed demonstrates how Toews exposes and resists oppressive systems in her writing. A celebration of autofiction as a reparative gesture in the face of trauma, this close examination of Toews’s books will appeal to both scholars and other interested readers of Canadian literature.

About the Presenters

A professor in the Department of English, Languages and Cultures at Mount Royal University since 1993, *Sabrina Reed*’s research centres on disability narratives within the context of Canadian Literature. She is drawn to Miriam Toews’s strong female characters, her focus on resilience in spite of great hardship, her humour, and her ongoing examination of the personal and familial effects of mental illness.

Poet Alison Calder teaches Canadian literature and creative writing at the University of Manitoba. She has published widely on Canadian prairie literature and culture.

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