Friday, October 14 | 5—6:15pm
Arts Commons – Big Secret Theatre, 205 8th Ave SE
Free for WGA members**
Ticket: $15 Public
*Free admission to WGA members is subject to availability at time of booking. Please RSVP as soon as possible with membership details to: wordfest.com/WGA.
The Writers’ Guild of Alberta and Wordfest present a one-on-one interview with author Jowita Bydlowska discussing her new novel, Guy, her memoir, Drunk Mom, her writing life, creative process and her column in the Toronto Star that covers topics of mental health. How (and why) ought we keep writing in the face of unforeseen demands and challenges that life inevitably brings? Bydlowska and Warwick will address the differences and similarities between memoir and novel writing.
Jowita Bydlowska wrote a book about drinking called Drunk Mom published by Doubleday Canada and HarperCollins Australia (2013) & Penguin USA (2014). Her new novel, Guy (2016), is about a guy named Guy who is not a nice guy. As a journalist, she writes about culture, social issues and mental health. Her work has been published in the National Post, the Globe and Mail, Salon magazine, The Times UK, Elle, FASHION, Chatelaine, Hazlitt and THIS magazine. For fun, she hangs out with her kid, reads, rides her bike, wanders around, and takes pictures.