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Darlene Madott

Darlene MADOTT

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Darlene Madott is an award-winning writer who practised law in Toronto for more than 35 years. Author of a growing number of books, in 2021, EXILE published her 8th book, DYING TIMES, to critical acclaim. Her short fiction has been widely anthologised and has garnered literary awards, including the title story of her MAKING OLIVES AND OTHER FAMILY SECRETS (Ripasso), which won the Bressani Literary Award in 2008. That collection included "Touching Calabria," a winner in an Accenti Magazine competition. STATIONS OF THE HEART, a collection of linked short-stories, (Exile Editions, 2013) again won the Bressani Literary Award in 2014. That collection includes "Vivi's Florentine Scarf," winner of the Paolucci Prize of the Italian American Writers' Association, 2002 and "Waiting," short-listed for the Gloria Vanderbilt sponsored Carter V. Cooper Exile Competition 2011-12. She has been short-listed for the CVC three times -- in 2013, for "Waiting" (An Almost Love Story), in 2017, for her short-story "Winners and Losers," and again in 2019, for "Newton's Law, a comedic exploration of escalating wars between separating spouses -- the latter two stories part of a pending collection, WINNERS AND LOSERS (GUERNICA, 2023), stories inspired by her legal background. 

Email:
madott@dmfamilylaw.net
City:
Etobicoke, Toronto
Province:
Ontario

Publications

DYING TIMES. 2021, EXILE EDITIONS
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Length:
UP TO ONE HOUR
Genre:
PERFORMANCE PRESENTATION
Grades:
ADULT
Audience Size:
100
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Length:
UP TO ONE HOUR
School Intended Audience:
HIGH SCHOOL
School Audience Size:
CLASSROOM to AUDITORIUM
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes