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Outlining Speculative Stories Using Horror & Science Fiction with Muskoka Author, Paola Ferrante

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


Muskoka Authors Association is excited to welcome author, Paola Ferrante on Thursday, March 14. Ferrante will discuss Outlining Speculative Stories Using Horror and Science Fiction.

Paola Ferrante is a woman writer living with depression. Her first short fiction collection, Her Body Among Animals, came out September 2023 with Book*hug Press and made Quill & Quire’s 2023 Fall Preview: Fiction and Short Fiction , CBC Books’ 74 works of Canadian fiction to read in fall 2023, The CBC Books fall reading list: 40 Canadian books to read this season, and The Globe and Mail’s Sixty-two books to read this fall. The Toronto Star’s  Robert J. Wiersema called it “a profound, unique reading experience”. Her Body Among Animals received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, which said “There is no filler here; each story is devastating, brilliantly imaginative, and almost impossible to summarize neatly. Ferrante is a vital new voice in short fiction.”

Paola Ferrante’s debut poetry collection, What to Wear When Surviving A Lion Attack, (Mansfield Press, 2019) was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She was longlisted for the 2020 Journey Prize for “When Foxes Die Electric,” won Room‘s 2018 prize for Fiction, as selected by Zoe Whittall, and Grain’s Short Grain 2020 Prize for Poetry. She also won The New Quarterly’s 2019 Peter Hinchcliffe Fiction Award for “The Underside of a Wing.” Her work has appeared in The Journey Prize Stories 32 (McClelland & Stewart, 2020), Best Canadian Poetry, 2021 (Biblioasis, 2021), The Master’s Review Anthology Volume IX (2020), North American Review, PRISM International, and elsewhere. Her latest poetry chapbook is The Dark Unwind (knifeforkbook, 2022).

Paola Ferrante lives in Toronto, Canada with her spouse Mat, and their son.


Location: Bracebridge United Church, 46 Dominion Street, Bracebridge, lower level. Enter by door on the southside driveway.

Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm

Fee: MAA Members: Free, Non-Members: $20

For more information and to register, visit Eventbrite or visit and click on UPCOMING EVENTS or email David Bruce Patterson at [email protected]


Bracebridge United Church
46 Dominion Street
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