On this surprsingly sweltering September 11, join us at full of beans Coffee House & Roastery at 7:00pm for readings by four great Canadian writers — read their BWS blog visits at the links below, then come by and meet:
Plus, get there early — 6:30 — for “Best in Class: Making the Most of Your Visits to Schools,” a talk by special guest Patricia Westerhof!
Born in the US to Dutch immigrant parents, Patricia Westerhof moved to Amsterdam shortly after birth and then to Canada at age four. She spent her school years in Alberta and Ontario, and now lives in Toronto, where she writes fiction and teaches English and creative writing. Patricia’s first novel, The Dove in Bathurst Station, launches next week, and she has also written a collection of linked stories, Catch Me When I Fall, and co-authored The Writer’s Craft, a textbook. Her stories have been published in The Dalhousie Review, Room, and the anthology Trees Running Backward. Patricia also writes curriculum, and she has presented at education conferences in Canada and the U.S.