Public reading and discussion
Sunday, March 5, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
With Heather O’Neill
A theme, photos of objects from the Stewart and McCord museum collections and a limit of 900 words were the only guidelines authors had when they were asked to write something for the Nights exhibition. Why did they agree to contribute to this project? What triggered the inspiration for their text? Did they have a specific creative process? Did the exhibition accurately reflect the world they had imagined?
As part of the Nights Revealed series, meet Heather O’Neill. Author of the best-selling novels Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Daydreams of Angels, will introduce you to her world: the city night. You will have the chance to attend a reading of her story and learn about her specific artistic methods.
In French, followed by a bilingual question period
Spaces available per lecture: 40
Heather O’Neill is a novelist, short story writer and essayist. Her work, which includes Lullabies for Little Criminals, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and Daydreams of Angels, has been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for fiction, the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Scotiabank Giller Prize in two consecutive years. She has won CBC Canada Reads, The Paragraphe MacLennan Prize for Fiction and the Danuta Gleed Award. Her latest novel is The Lonely Hearts Hotel. O’Neill lives in Montreal, where she was born and raised.
As part of the Nights Revealed series, presented by LaPresse, you’ll have the chance to meet the authors who helped create the Nights exhibition, attend a reading of their stories and learn about their specific artistic methods.
Not to be missed!
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