Cuban Afternoon with Amanda Hale and Cornelia Hoogland

Updated 2019/02/27

2019/03/17 @ 14:00 – 16:00
Program Room

Cuban Afternoon with Amanda Hale and Cornelia Hoogland featuring Hale’s new book of Cuban stories, Angela of the Stones, launched in October, and Hoogland’s Cuba Journal: Language and Writing.

Amanda Hale has published three novels, Sounding the Blood, The Reddening Path, and My Sweet Curiosity, two poetry chapbooks, and two collections of linked fictions set in the Cuban town of Baracoa. She won the Prism International prize for creative non-fiction for The Death of Pedro Iván; and she has twice been a finalist for the Relit Fiction award. Her work has been translated into Spanish and presented at the Havana International Book Fair. She is currently collaborating as librettist on Pomegranate – an opera set in ancient Pompeii, based on her Pomegranate poems. This fall she will publish a 4th novel, Mad Hatter.

Cornelia Hoogland’s “Trailer Park Elegy,” a book-length long poem, was a finalist for the League of Canadian Poets’ 2018 Raymond Souster Award. Hoogland’s full-length play “RED” is based on the fairy tale, Red Riding Hood, as is Woods Wolf Girl. Two short-list nods from the CBC Literary Prizes include “Reena Virk”(Poetry) and “Sea Level” (nonfiction). She lives and writes on Hornby Island.

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