Amy Bloom and Lisa Moore
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.