Crime fic­tion writer com­ing to Oct.17 Write Out Loud

Prairie Post (East Edition) - - Swift Current - CON­TRIB­UTED

The Write Out Loud 2018-2019 Sea­son con­tin­ues on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 17 fea­tur­ing au­thor, Suzanne North.

North’s Phoebe Fairfax mys­tery se­ries pro­vides laugh­ter and sus­pense in equal mea­sure. Mur­der meth­ods in her books in­clude a sushi knife through the heart, a dose of agri­cul­tural pes­ti­cide, and a skull bashed in by a fos­sil di­nosaur egg.

Her lat­est novel, Fly­ing Time, was named 2015 Univer­sity of Regina Book of the Year at the Saskatchewan Book Awards.

Well-known Regina writer, Gail Bowen, de­scribes Fly­ing Time as “a book with a heart, a brain, and a funny bone”. Set in 1939, it tack­les the sub­ject of racial ten­sion and gov­ern­menten­dorsed racism that saw Ja­pa­nese/Cana­dian cit­i­zens in­terned, but North leaves room for quirky hu­mour in this fic­tional mem­oir.

SNorth draws writ­ing ideas from her varied back­ground. She’s been a writer, in­ter­viewer, and an­nouncer for CBC TV, a wait­ress at a veg­e­tar­ian restau­rant, editor of a fem­i­nist news­pa­per, a high school teacher, a pian­ist for a bal­let school, a “slightly un­bal­anced” book­keeper, and more.

She lives in Saska­toon with her hus­band, an arach­nol­o­gist, and 30,000 dead spi­ders.

Her pre­sen­ta­tion prom­ises to be en­ter­tain­ing.

Write Out Loud is pleased to rec­og­nize the sup­port of the Saskatchewan Writ­ers’ Guild for this read­ing.

Write Out Loud com­mences Oc­to­ber 17 at Swift Cur­rent’s Lyric Theatre. Ad­mis­sion is $8. Doors open at 6:30. Lo­cal mu­si­cian, Grif­fin Funk, will en­ter­tain at 7 p.m., and Suzanne North’s pre­sen­ta­tion will fol­low.

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