Prepare to laugh and learn as best-selling novelist Lesley Crewe talks about character development and how to draw on personal experience to enrich a work of fiction. Readings and lecture to be followed by a Q&A led by author Nicola Davison. Refreshments will be served.
Lesley Crewe is an author of 10 novels; the latest, Beholden, was released last fall. She was a screenwriter for the movie, Relative Happiness, which debuted in theatres in 2015, and was based on her first novel. She also writes a weekly column for The Chronicle Herald, called Are You Kidding Me? A book of her columns will be released in September, 2019.
Nicola Davison is a portrait photographer living in Dartmouth with her family and neighbourhood-famous Basset Hound. In 2013, she returned to Nova Scotia after living too far above sea level for thirteen years. She studied English at Dalhousie University and finally put that to use twenty years later by writing a novel. A graduate of the Alistair MacLeod Mentorship Program (under the guidance of Carol Bruneau), she serves as a board member with the WFNS. Her first novel, In The Wake, was published with Nimbus in 2018.