Kathy Page at UPEI on Thursday, Jan. 24

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Novelist Kathy Page will give a public reading in the UPEI Faculty Lounge, at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 as part of UPEI’s Winter’s Tales series.

Born in London, England, Page was a rising British literary star when she moved to Salt Spring Island, B.C., in the 1990s. She is best-known for her recent novels, The Story of My Face, long-listed for the Orange Prize for fiction in 2002, and Alphabet, nominated for the Governor-General’s Award in 2005.

In addition to her numerous posts as a writer-in-residence (including in a prison setting) and creative writing teacher, Page was a counsellor and psychotherapist earlier in her career. This experience contributes to the compelling reality of her characters, and to her fiction’s faith in personal transformation: “the magic by which a bad hand becomes a good chance.”

Kathy Page’s reading is sponsored by the UPEI English Department, with support from the Canada Council for the Arts. Admission is free. For information phone 566-0389.

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