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Zoë S. Roy

Zoë S. Roy

Photo: Jean-Marc Roy

Born in China, Zoë S. Roy, an avid reader even during the Cultural Revolution, writes literary fiction with a focus on women’s cross-cultural experiences. Her publications include Butterfly Tears, a collection of short fiction, and three novles, The Long March Home and Calls across the Pacific, and Spinster Kang  published by Inanna Publictons. She holds an M.A. from Saint Mary's University and an A.Ed from the University of New Brunswick. Currently living in Toronto, she is a former teacher with the Toronto Dstrict School Board.

Email:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada
City:
Toronto
Province:
Ontario
I write professionally in the following language(s):
English, Chinese

Publications

Spinster Kang (Novel). 2019, Inanna Publications
Calls Across the Pacific (Novel) . 2015, Inanna Publications
The Long March Home (Novel). 2011, Inanna Publications
Butterfly Tears (Short fiction). 2009, Inanna Publications
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Are you available for public presentations and/or workshops:
Yes
Presentation Description

The presentation includes an introduction to the setting, the storyline, and the protagonist, as well as reading parts of one of my novels or stories. The last part is a question-and-answer interaction with the audience.

Presentation Length:
60 Minutes
Genre:
Literary fiction
Grades:
Adults
Audience Size:
up to 20
Are you available for school visits?:
Yes
School Presentation Description:

The presentation includes an introduction to the setting, the storyline, and the protagonist, as well as reading parts of one of my novels or stories. The last part is a question-and-answer interaction with the audience.

School Presentation Length:
45 minutes
School Intended Audience:
Grade 11 and 12
School Audience Size:
Up to 40
Interested in participating in the Union’s Ontario Writers-in-the-Schools program:
Yes
Interested in participating in the Northern Ontario WITS program:
Yes

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