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Coast Lines and Coffee with Allison Graves & Donna Morrissey

March 24, 2024

Join us for Coast Lines and Coffee, featuring Allison Graves (Soft Serve, MA’17) and Donna Morrissey (Rage the Night, BSW’92) in conversation with Angela Antle (BA’91). We look forward to welcoming you to our latest event in our series celebrating the Newfoundland and Labrador literary landscape. The Memorial University Bookstore will be onsite with various Coast Lines titles for sale and our guests of honour will be happy to sign copies of their books following the panel discussion.

Allison Graves (MA’17) received her BA in English literature from Dalhousie University and her MA in creative writing from Memorial University, where she wrote this collection of short stories. Her fiction has won Room Magazine’s annual fiction contest and the Newfoundland Arts and Letters Award. Originally from Ontario, she is the current fiction editor of Riddle Fence. She is doing a PhD at Memorial and likes to play drums and climb Signal Hill.

Donna Morrissey (BSW’92) is the author of the nationally bestselling memoir Pluck, which was a finalist for the Atlantic Book Awards’ Non-Fiction Award, and of six acclaimed and bestselling novels. Her latest novel, Rage the Night, is a riveting account of the 1914 Newfoundland sealing disaster. Among her honours are the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Fiction for The Fortunate Brother; Sylvanus Now was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize; and The Deception of Livvy Higgs was a One Read pick for Nova Scotia in 2017. Her fiction has also won awards in the US and the UK, and has been translated into several languages. Born and raised in Newfoundland and a graduate of Memorial University, she lives in Halifax.

Event Details

Date: Sunday, March 24, 2024
Location: Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus
Time: 11 am to 1 pm NL time; panel discussion runs from 11:30 to 12:30 pm and will be livestreamed
Ticket Price: $25 CAD (in person) + 15% HST + 4.5% processing fee. Ticket price includes coffee/tea, continental breakfast, panel discussion, book signing, and parking.

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Times and Locations

March 24, 2024

11:00 am