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David Demchuk

Photo: David Demchuk 2017

"A master of bowel-loosening terror" (Globe & Mail), David Demchuk has been writing for stage, print and other media for more than thirty years. Primarily known as a playwright, his works have been produced in Toronto, New York, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Vancouver, Chicago, San Francisco, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in London, England. His first novel, The Bone Mother, was published by ChiZine Publications in July 2017, and was named to the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist.

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The Bone Mother. ChiZine Publications, 2017


Scotiabank Giller Prize - longlist, 2017
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :


Presentation Description

David Demchuk will read two-to-three short pieces from his Giller-nominated novel The Bone Mother, and will discuss how fairytale and folklore can be retold and recast to address contemporary issues and concerns.

Presentation Length:
one to two hours
Horror/Literary Fiction
Audience size:
5 to 30
Workshop Description:

David Demchuk will read a selection from his Giller-nominated novel The Bone Mother, and will lead participants in an exercise in revising existing fairytales or creating their own fairytales to explore a contemporary issue or concern.

Northern OAC WITS:
One session:
Two sessions:
Four sessions:
GST not applicable