Susan Juby

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Writing the Book You Love to Read

Meet Susan Juby, writer for all ages, who masterfully blends humour with the dysfunctional truths of the human experience. Juby's quirky characters and astute depictions of human nature provide an engaging experience for the reader. Don't miss out on this wonderful Sunday afternoon presentation.

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Sunday, October 18. 2pm. St. Albert Public Library.

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Susan Juby abandoned her vision of a fashion design career, and took a series of low paying jobs before graduating in English Literature. She became managing editor at a self-help book publisher, has a Master’s degree in publishing, and teaches creative writing at Vancouver Island University.

Juby began writing her first novel, Alice, I Think, during her daily commute. Written for her 50-year-old godfather, she was surprised that her publisher saw it as a young adult novel. It was nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award and adapted into a TV series. Juby wrote three books about Alice and her family, and three more novels for young adults including her 2015 title The Truth Commission.

In 2011 Juby wrote her first novel specifically for adults, although many had been avid readers of her earlier teen novels. The Woefield Poultry Collective is a comedy about a young woman from Brooklyn who inherits a derelict farm on Vancouver Island. It was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Following her 2012 novel, Bright’s Light, Juby returned to the characters from The Woefield Poultry Collective in her 2015 novel, The Republic of Dirt.

This event will be hosted by Gail Sidonie Sobat, St. Albert Public Library’s Writer in Residence. She is also a teacher, actor and singer, and the creator/coordinator of YouthWrite, a camp for kids who love to write.


Event sponsor: CWB 1lineColor 1

Reception sponsor: Dr Holly Parker, St. Albert Vision Centre



Photo credit: Delgano Photography