Merilyn Simonds, Author

EVENT DATE: May 11, 2016
TOPIC: Inside Kingston Penitentiary with ‘The Convict Lover

Merilyn Simonds became nationally known with her 1996 book The Convict Lover, a classic in Canadian creative nonfiction. This February, playwright Judith Thompson presented a great stage adaptation at the Isabel Centre in Kingston.

 Merilyn writes both fiction and creative nonfiction. She has published highly successful books, short stories, and essays. She founded Kingston WritersFest, a world-class writers’ festival. She served as Chair of The Writers Union of Canada in 2012-13. She is married to author Wayne Grady, who spoke to the Club in 2014.