A few months ago, (which seems like a lifetime ago now) fellow writer Dean Jobb asked me if I’d be willing to give a talk at the University of King’s College in Halifax titled: Why I Write. I happily accepted the invitation and looked forward to spending a Sunday afternoon in June with the students and faculty of the King’s Creative Non-Fiction MFA Residency to discuss the ins and outs of the writing life. Of course we all know what happened next. But rather than cancel the lecture, we carried on virtually—the students and faculty from their respective homes, and …
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I'll be participating in this year's Montreal Read for the Cure!
Can’t wait to read at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown! I’ll be there with the wonderful folks from Bookmark on November 7. Details TBA
I’ll be in Ottawa on October 27th for the Ottawa International Writers Festival. Please join me at 4:30pm at Christ Church Cathedral for a special Daughter of Family G event, including a discussion with CBC’s Lucy van Oldenbarneveld. This is a ticketed event. Please go to the following link to reserve your seat: Ami McKay at the Ottawa Writers Fest.
I’m thrilled to be presenting at this year’s LitFest Alberta in Edmonton, Canada’s original non-fiction festival. Please join me at noon on October 22nd for a brown bag lunch event at the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta. For details, please visit the LitFest website: Litfest Alberta 2019
A Conversation With Ami McKay will be held at 1pm, Oct. 20th at Calgary’s Memorial Park Library during this year’s Wordfest Imaginarium. In 2001, long before the advent of at-home DNA kits, Ami McKay tested positive for Lynch Syndrome, a genetic mutation responsible for the cancer that plagued her family for generations. Ever since, the bestselling novelist of The Birth House and The Witches of New York has been living “in an unsettling state between wellness and cancer.” With questions from award winning health and medicine journalist Christina Frangou, McKay will discuss her just released memoir, Daughter of Family G., and …