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ZOOM interview followed by a LIVE Q&A
Since her debut novel, Bottle Rocket Hearts, was published in 2007, Zoe Whittall's meteoric rise as an award-winning bestselling author and screenwriter is nothing short of awe-inspiring. Hear what it takes to survive and thrive as a writer in this virtual interview with Zoe presented in partnership with A Different Drummer Books.
Advance questions for the presenter are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions for the moderated Q&A before the session starts. Please indicate the session date and title in the email subject line. Due to time constraints and the volume of questions, only a limited number of questions may be answered.
Zoe Whittall is a novelist, TV writer, and poet. Her fourth and latest novel is called The Spectacular, and her third novel, The Best Kind of People, was shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and is currently being adapted for limited series by director Sarah Polley. Her second novel, Holding Still for as Long as Possible, won a Lambda Literary Award for trans fiction and was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book. And her debut novel, Bottle Rocket Hearts, won the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers and is being adapted for screen. Zoe sold her first sitcom, Breaking, to CTV in 2014, and recently optioned the comedy, Wellville, to CBC. She has worked as a TV writer on the Emmy Award–winning comedy Schitt’s Creek and the Baroness Von Sketch Show, for which she won a 2018 Canadian Screen Award. Born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, she currently lives, works, and plays in Toronto.
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