January 17, 2012

Cathy Ostlere: Lost: A Memoir

January 23, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove
Reading & Signing Lost: A Memoir 

Cathy Ostlere was born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. She and her three siblings grew up as air force brats moving between Manitoba and Ontario. Her family eventually settled in Winnipeg where Cathy completed a degree in English at the University of Manitoba. 

Cathy Ostlere’s first book, LOST, began as a series of poems but grew into creative 
non-fiction essays, eventually becoming a memoir.  
Essays excerpted from LOST have been short-listed for multiple awards. 

In 2009, LOST: A Memoir was shortlisted for the prestigious Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-fiction. In 2010, she co-wrote with Dennis Garnhum, Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary, LOST: A Memoir, a 90 minute one-woman play. 

She will also be speaking on her first novel, Karma, a verse novel written for young adults.

LOST: A Memoir is playing at Prairie Theatre Exchange from January 19 – February 5.

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