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Friday, 21 May 2010

Celebrated Writers Series Returns to Stratford Festival

What do Elizabeth Strout, Michel Tremblay, Judith Thompson, Louise Penny, Giles Blunt and Germaine Greer all have in common?

They will all be in Stratford this summer as part of the Celebrated Writers series.

Elizabeth Strout (left) won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature for her novel Olive Kitteridge; she will be appearing at the Tom Patterson Theatre on Saturday, July 10.           
Mystery writers Giles Blunt (top right) and Louise Penny (below, right) will discuss their work at the Studio Theatre on Saturday, July 7; both authors have won multiple awards, and Mr. Blunt's novels are set in fictional Algonquin Bay, Ontario.

Judith Thompson (above, left) and Michel Tremblay (below, left) are two of Canada's best-loved playwrights and will appear at the Tom Patterson Theatre on Thursday, August 12.  Mr. tremblay's work For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again is being staged this season. 

Finally, one of the most inluential writers in the feminist movement, Germaine Greer (left), is appearing at the Tom Patterson Theatre on Sunday, August 15. 

Works by all these authors can be found at the Stratford Public Library; their online catalogue contains a list called Celebrated Writers 2010: Stratford Festival.

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