Join us in the G. Peter Wilson Room on November 22nd at 7:30pm for a reading from Giller Prize Nominee Alexander MacLeod and Poet and King's Alum Zachariah Wells.
MacLeod, nominated for the 2010 Giller Prize for his first collection of stories Light Lifting, is the son of famed Nova Scotian Author Alistair MacLeod. Alexander MacLeod's award-winning stories have appeared in many of the leading Canadian and American journals and have been selected for The Journey Prize Anthology. He holds degrees from the University of Windsor, the University of Notre Dame, and McGill. He currently lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and teaches at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.
Wells, whose collections include Jailbreaks: 99 Canadian Sonnets, Unsettled and Track and Trace (illustrated by Seth), graduated from King's in 1999 with an Honours in English, and since then has been a vibrant member of the Canadian poetry community. Besides writing and translating poems, Zachariah is also a contributing editor for Canadian Notes & Queries, a freelance writer and works seasonally for Via Rail on board the train. He has toured the country extensively, doing over a hundred public readings.