BWS 09.11.16: Olive Senior


Olive Senior is the prize-winning author of 17 books of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s literature. Her latest, The Pain Tree, is the winner of the 2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature. She lives in Toronto but returns frequently to Jamaica where she was born. She conducts writing workshops internationally and is on the faculty of the Humber School for Writers.

Olive is also a contributing editor for the Ottawa-based online literary magazine Maple Tree Literary Supplement, which celebrated its 20th issue last fall and just released #21.

Ahead of Olive’s visit on November 9, the BWS blog presents a throwback to MTLS‘s first two issues, which respectively featured her short story “Flying” and her poem “Persephone”. Enjoy!

Olive Senior visits Brockton Writers Series on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – full of beans Coffee House & Roastery, 1348 Dundas St. W., Toronto (6:30pm, PWYC) – along with Louise Bak, Pratap Reddy, Bänoo Zan and a special guest talk, “Getting Past Page One: How to Make Sure a Publisher Will Read Your Manuscript”, by HarperCollins Canada Children’s and Young Adult Editor Suzanne Sutherland.





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