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UWindsor grad Marissa Reaume will launch her new novel at a public reading tonight.UWindsor grad Marissa Reaume will launch her new novel at a public reading tonight.

Reading tonight to launch instructor’s debut novel

UWindsor sessional instructor Marissa Reaume, a creative writing grad (BA 2007, MA 2009), will read from her debut novel, Shallow Enough to Walk Through, at a free public launch event at Monday, October 21, at 7;30 p.m. at Biblioasis, 1520 Wyandotte Street East.

Reaume’s book is a portrait of author Sara Pierce, trapped in a world she never imagined would end up this way. While living with her germophobic best friend Angie and dealing with her online gaming-addicted boyfriend Dan, Sara finds herself obsessively writing and rewriting her own story in order to gain some sense of control over her life.

Published by NeWest Press, the playful novel makes and unmakes itself at the same time, as strikethroughs and compulsive editorial injections take readers into the mind of a struggling young writer.

Along with Reaume, the evening will feature 2011/12 University of Windsor writer-in-residence Rosemary Nixon reading from her fourth and latest book, Are You Ready to Be Lucky? UWindsor professor Susan Holbrook and poet Patricia Young will present some of their recent work.

Young has published one collection of short fiction and 11 collections of poetry, most recently “Night-Eater” which was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Prize in 2013. She will also make an appearance on campus, conducting a free public reading at 4 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, in Vanier Hall’s Oak Room.