Authors@Acadia: Amy Jones & Rebecca Rosenblum
Authors @ Acadia present Amy Jones and Rebecca Rosenblum on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vaughan Library Quiet Reading Room.
Originally from Halifax, Amy Jones is a graduate of the Optional Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at UBC. Her short fiction has appeared in several Canadian publications, including The New Quarterly, Grain, Prairie Fire, Event, The Antigonish Review, maisonneuve and 08: Best Canadian Stories. In 2006, she was the winner of the CBC Literary Award for Short Story in English. Her first short fiction collection, What Boys Like, is the winner of the 2008-2009 Metcalf-Rooke Award and is published by Biblioasis. Amy currently lives in Toronto. Check out her fiction at http://www.taddlecreekmag.com/atikokan-is-for-lovers and an interview at http://www.openbooktoronto.com/amy_jones/main
Rebecca Rosenblum is a writer and editor living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She grew up in a small town near Hamilton, Ontario. She holds an Honours English degree from McGill, a publishing certificate from Ryerson, and a masters of English and creative writing from University of Toronto. She works in publishing during the day, writes short stories evenings and weekends, and...that's pretty much it. She spends her remaining time on the bus or asleep or both. Her first collection of stories, Once, won the Metcalf-Rooke Award and was one of Quill and Quire's 15 Books That Mattered in 2008. The Maclean's blog called Rebecca "Canlit Rookie of the Year" in 2008. Her second collection, The Big Dream, was published by Biblioasis in 2011. Check out her fiction at http://www.joylandmagazine.com/stories/toronto/waiting_women and http://arts.nationalpost.com/2011/09/17/fall-fiction-how-to-keep-your-day-job-by-rebecca-rosenblum/ and some interviews at http://www.rebeccarosenblum.com/biography/
Wolfville icon and Acadia alumnus Al Whittle (’60) retired on April 18 after 55 years as the front man at the University's dining hall.Learn more… Congratulations, Al!