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Melanie LittleUWindsor writer-in-residence Melanie Little will hold a free public reading on campus Thursday.

Reading to introduce writer-in-residence

Award-winning author and editor of fiction and non-fiction, Melanie Little, will read from her work in a free public event that will serve as her introduction as the University of Windsor’s writer-in-residence Thursday, March 5, at 4 p.m. in McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall.

Currently working on a novel, Little has taught creative writing at Dalhousie and Alberta universities, and at workshops across Canada. Her debut collection of stories, Confidence, was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award and selected as a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Her novel-in-verse for young adults, The Apprentice’s Masterpiece, was a Canadian Library Association Honour Book, a gold medalist at the Independent Publisher Book Awards, and a White Raven selection for the International Youth Library in Munich.

Books she has edited have won the Giller Prize, the Governor General’s Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Fiction, and the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

Further public appearances will follow Thursday’s debut. To inquire about a writing consultation, email April.Morris@uwindsor.ca.