John Degen is executive director of The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) and has published three books. His debut novel, The Uninvited Guest (Nightwood Editions), was shortlisted for the 2006 Amazon.ca First Novel Award and has been translated into Croatian. He has also published two acclaimed collections of poetry.
Ahead of his March 5 visit, check out his latest:
- “Cultural Nationalism 3.0,” from The Literary Review of Canada, an essay on CanLit in the classroom;
- “Writing Rights: Public Speaking Out,” from Write: The Magazine of the Writers’ Union of Canada, about the pressures facing writers today; and,
- “Big Muddy Lightning Storm,” a new poem in Taddle Creek!
John also writes a popular blog on writing and publishing with a particular focus on copyright, and hosts an occasional audio podcast, The Book Room, archived here. BWS especially recommends the April 26, 2012 episode.
John Degen visits the Brockton Writers Series on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 – full of beans Coffee House & Roastery, 1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto (7pm, PWYC) – along with Angie Abdou, Michael Fraser and Veena Gokhale. Come early, too (6:30) for Veena’s talk, “Writers as Publicists: Saying Yes to Selling Your Book!”.
Watch this space for more with each of our readers in the month leading up to the event!