Trillium Book Award Author Readings June 16

Author Miranda Hill on Hamilton's Literary Community

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"Hamilton is a rich place for writers and other artists, and that's one of the things that drew me and my husband to move here three years ago. It's large enough to have a lot of great caliber writers, and small enough that we can all fit into the room for the launch parties. In Hamilton, you can go to a book or writing event fifteen times a month. A lot of those events are hosted by our beautiful book store, Bryan Prince Booksellers. Owners Kerry and Tracey can get you any book available -- but they also showcase Hamilton writers. Hamilton is a place where a writer can feel at home."

Miranda Hill?s work has appeared in The New Quarterly, The Dalhousie Review and Fiddlehead. In 2011, she won The Writer?s Trust / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for her story ?Petitions to Saint Chronic,? which can be found in The Journey Prize Stories 23. In September, Doubleday Canada will publish Hill?s collection of short fiction, Sleeping Funny.

Miranda is also the founder and executive director of Project Bookmark Canada, an organization that places text from stories and poems in the exact, physical locations where literary scenes take place. Hill writes and reads in Hamilton, Ontario, where she lives with her husband and children.

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