Fiction writer Lauren Carter will read from her new novel, This Has Nothing To Do With You, and discuss her writing process, followed by a Q&A.
Description of This Has Nothing To Do With You
Winner of the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction
When Melony Barnett’s mother commits a violent murder, Mel is left struggling with the loss of her parents and her future. For more than two years, she drifts around the continent, trying to carve out a life that has nothing to do with her past, before returning to her Northern Ontario home and adopting a rescue dog—a mastiff with a tragic history. As she struggles to help the dog heal and repair her relationship with her brother, Matt, she begins to uncover layers of secrets about her family—secrets that were the fuel for her mother's actions. This Has Nothing to Do With You is a compulsively readable novel that follows a dynamic cast of characters, revealing the complexity of the bonds that are formed through trauma and grief, with siblings, lovers, friends, and dogs.
There will be a 20% discount on the book and ebook available to those who attend the reading.
Lauren Carter is a writer living on Treaty One territory, just outside Winnipeg. She is the author of four books, most recently the novel This Has Nothing To Do With You, which won the Manitoba Book Award's Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction in 2020, when she also received the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. She's currently working on three books - collections of poetry and short stories and a new novel - while serving as the 2020/21 Writer in Residence through the Winnipeg Public Library.
Zoom link: https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/j/98802442186?pwd=SlgwaG1sT2dqb2gxZFR4cGdmR1VIUT09
Meeting ID: 988 0244 2186