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Winter Writers Faculty Readings

Photo of program faculty Casey Plett and Waubgeshig Rice

Photo of program faculty Casey Plett and Waubgeshig Rice

Join us for an evening of readings by our esteemed faculty Casey Plett and Waubgeshig Rice from Literary Arts' current program Winter Writers Residency.

Both Casey Plett and Waubgeshig Rice have left an indelible mark on the literary landscape, and are keen to bring their words to life through a captivating evening reading event. Their mastery of language and capacity to connect with readers from diverse backgrounds ensure a memorable journey that honors the potency of narrative and recognizes genuine luminaries within the domain of Canadian literature.

Casey Plett Biography

Casey Plett is the author of A Dream of a Woman (2021), which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize; Little Fish (2018), winner of a Lambda Literary Award, the Firecracker Award for Fiction, and the Amazon First Novel Award in Canada; and A Safe Girl to Love (2014), also a winner of a Lambda Literary Award. She was the co-editor of Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy From Transgender Writers (2017) alongside Cat Fitzpatrick. Plett has written for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, the Winnipeg Free Press, and other publications. She is the publisher at LittlePuss Press. She holds an MFA from Columbia University and splits her time between New York City and Windsor, Ontario.

Waubgeshig Rice Biography

Waubgeshig Rice is an author and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation on Georgian Bay. He has written three fiction titles, and his short stories and essays have been published in numerous anthologies and periodicals. His most recent novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, was published in 2018 and became a national bestseller. He graduated from the journalism program at Toronto Metropolitan University in 2002 and spent most of his journalism career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a video journalist and radio host. He left CBC in 2020 to focus on his literary career. His forthcoming novel, Moon of the Turning Leaves, will be published in 2023. He lives in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife and two sons.