Amy Bloom and Lisa Moore

by janeeatonhamilton

Feel grateful to have heard two of the writers whose work I admire this weekend at the CCWWP at UBC this weekend (grateful they let in the hoi polloi).  I was especially delighted to hear Amy Bloom because she and I came up as writers together; it’s good to see her longevity in action; she’s a funny and pragmatic woman.  Lisa Moore and I bumped into each other at Blue Met, and she came to my awards ceremony there.  Last night she read from her new novel “Caught.”  I won’t easily forget her scene of a woman drowning; I loved how she balanced phantasmagoric word play with quieter prose.  Each author was in convo afterwards, Amy with Catherine Bush, and Lisa with Aislynn Hunter.