Spring Writers Retreat Open Readings

Zoe Whittall, award-winning Canadian poet, and novelist Zoe Whittal

Photo by N. Maxwell Lander.

Join us for readings by writers in the Spring Writers Retreat and special guest mentor and award-winning Canadian poet, and novelist Zoe Whittal.

Zoe Whittall

Zoe Whittall's third novel, The Best Kind of People, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, is being adapted for film by director Sarah Polley, and was named Indigo's #1 Book of 2016, and one of the best books of the year by Walrus Magazine, The Globe & Mail, Toronto Life, and The National Post. Whittall won a 2018 Canadian Screen Award for best comedy writing with the team from The Baroness Von Sketch Show, and has written on Schitt's Creek, Degrassi, and other shows. Her short fiction and arts criticism has appeared in Granta, The Walrus, The Believer, Cosmonauts, Hazlitt, and others. She has published three volumes of poetry, most recently a new edition of The Emily Valentine Poems, which poet Eileen Myles blurbed with This reminds me that I would like to know everything about this person. Her next novel, The Spectacular, is forthcoming with HarperCollins.