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Author Reading with Jann Everard
Blue Runaways

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Saturday, June 8, 2024
3:15 - 4:15pm at the Bayfield Community Centre, 4 Jane Street, Bayfield

From award-winning writer Jann Everard, a debut short story collection about love and loss

The Reading is followed by a Q&A. The author will be available to sign books following the Reading.

Some of the women in Blue Runaways are grieving. Some are looking for a second chance. All are at a turning point. From Iceland to Bali, from the comfortable houses of Canada’s cities to its wild and expansive backcountry, the characters in this collection face the most human of fears: that dear ones die, love is a risk, and no promise is certain. As diverse in situation as it is controlled in theme, this collection serves as a multifaceted exploration of loss, love, and what it takes to move on. With a keen eye for landscape and an uncanny knack for inhabiting hearts and minds, Everard ventures into her character’s darkest days. By confronting the sorrow of being alive, Blue Runaways reveals the joy of knowing we are not alone.


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Masterclass with Jann Everard
Mastering the Submission Process

Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 9:00am - 11:00am
at the Bayfield Branch of Huron County Library, 12 Main St. N., Bayfield


Mastering the Submission Process

Have you written and polished your short story and now it's ready for submission? Does the submission process seem daunting or mysterious to you? Are you confused about where to send your story and how? Or perhaps you have submitted a few times, been disappointed by the result, and are reluctant to try again. Writer, you are not alone!


Jann Everard has made hundreds of submissions of short and flash fiction, as well as short creative nonfiction. She's also read hundreds of submissions as a reader for literary journals such as The Fiddlehead. She'll walk you through Seven Simple Steps that will help you get your hard work out in the world and under consideration for publication. Practical and action-oriented, Jann will answer your questions about how and where to submit, how to track your submissions, what happens to your story after you've submitted, and how to manage the strong emotions that come with sharing your work.

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AUTHOR BIO:Jann Everard is an award-winning writer whose stories have been published in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand in journals including The Malahat Review, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, Prairie Fire, Grain, The Humber Literary Review, EVENT Magazine, Room Magazine, and The Dalhousie Review. Born in Halifax, Jann settled in Toronto, where she worked in health administration and raised two sons. A life-long traveller and outdoorswoman, she now makes her home on Vancouver Island, hiking, kayaking, writing, and being inspired by nature.

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