Friday, November 19, 2010

Author K.D. Miller came to St. Paul's on November 14th

Ms. Miller is a Hamilton-born author, poet, essayist and teacher of creative writing now living in Toronto, Ontario.

She graduated in 1973 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and English from the University of Guelph.  Furthering her education in this field, she went to the University of British Columbia  amd graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in directing in 1978.

Ms. Miller shares her knowledge which she has gained over the years with emerging writers, evaluates manuscripts and teaches creative writing courses and workshops.

Her stories and essays have appeared in Flare, Best Canadian Stories - Oberon 2008 and 2009, Maisonneuve Magazine, The Capilano Review, Canadian Forum, The New Quarterly, Prism Internation and the Journey Prize Anthology.  Her work has also been broadcasted by the CBC.

It was a delight to have her read from her latest book, Brown Dwarf.

Brown Dwarf  is a psychological drama that takes place in Hamilton in  1962 and shows the intense relationship of two young girls who seek to track and catch an elusive murderer believed to be hiding out on the escarpment.

Members of  St. Paul's book club had already read it and asked some very good questions.

This lovely event not only offered the opportunity for people to meet an author, read her work, and to learn a little bit about the writing process, but Ms. Miller proved to be an excellent presenter.

Delicious refreshments were served at the end of the evening.

Our local Bookseller was present, Bryan Prince Booksellers, to handle the book sales.  As many of you may know, Bryan Prince Bookseller is a huge supporter of  literary events in Hamilton.

A delightful evening spent with lovely people.

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