Christine Pountney is a mother, writer, teacher, and editor, whose work has been published to great critical acclaim in Canada and the UK. Pountney studied English Literature at McGill University and at University College Dublin, and has a Master’s in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She published her first novel, Last Chance Texaco, with Faber and Faber, and was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2000. She has since published two more novels, The Best Way You Know How and Sweet Jesus – which both Irvine Welsh and Barbara Gowdy chose as one of their Best Books of 2012. Pountney has written for The Erotic Review, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The New York Times Magazine, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, Elle, Flare, Nuvo, The New Quarterly, Brick, and Hazlitt Magazine. She is also a recent graduate of the 2015 Screenwriters’ Lab at the Canadian Film Centre.
Christine Pountney will be holding office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays between September 2016 and April 2017. For the fall, her office hours will be at the Central Branch of the Hamilton Public Library on the second floor, and for the winter she will hold office hours at the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster in Chester New Hall 312
To contact Christine, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for a welcome reception and reading by Christine Pountney. Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7pm,
Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch|55 York Boulevard (Hamilton Room, Ground Floor)
Date(s) - September 26, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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