The acclaimed writers Steven Heighton and Anita Lahey will be hosted virtually by the King’s Literary Society on Thursday, November 12th, at 8 p.m. AST, for a special memoir night. Copies of their books, Reaching Mithymna and The Last Goldfish, are available for purchase through the King’s Co-op Bookstore. To RSVP, please email email@example.com or send a direct message to @ukingslitsociety on Instagram. All are welcome to attend and enjoy the readings.
Anita Lahey’s latest book is The Last Goldfish: a True Tale of Friendship. Series editor for the annual anthology, Best Canadian Poetry, she’s also the author of The Mystery Shopping Cart: Essays on Poetry and Culture and two poetry collections: Spinning Side Kick and Out to Dry in Cape Breton. The latter was shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry and the Ottawa Book Award. Anita’s journalism has received several National Magazine Award honourable mentions. Anita grew up in Burlington, Ontario, maintains close family ties to Cape Breton, and lives in Ottawa, on unceded Alongonquin, Anishinabek territory.
Steven Heighton’s most recent books are Reaching Mithymna: Among the Volunteers and Refugees on Lesvos, which is a finalist for the Hilary Weston Prize—and a children’s book drawing on the same events, The Stray and the Strangers. His poetry collection The Waking Comes Late received the 2016 Governor General’s Award for Poetry. His short fiction and poetry have received four gold National Magazine Awards and have appeared in Granta, the LRB, Best American Poetry, Tin House, Best American Mystery Stories, Zoetrope, London Magazine, New England Review, and five editions of Best Canadian Stories. Heighton has also been a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review. In 2021 he will release a first album with Wolfe Island Records.