Karen Connelly

Karen Connelly is the author of eleven books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, the most recent being the novel, The Change Room, published by Penguin Random House. Touch the Dragon, her nonfiction travelogue about living in Thailand as a teenager, won the Governor General’s Award and was a Canadian bestseller for over two years. She has also received the Pat Lowther Award for her poetry. Her works have been translated into fourteen languages and published in seventeen countries.

First Page Challenge

Fleck Dance Theatre, Queen's Quay Terminal

A panel of judges shares their on-the-spot expertise in a high-energy environment. Participants submit the first page of a novel, short story, or creative nonfiction piece and these texts will be viewed anonymously on an overhead display. Panelists give their impressions of strengths and weaknesses as it is being read aloud. This is a risk-free […]

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