eh List: Kerry Clare

March 29, 2017 | TPL Staff

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Kerry Clare


You are invited to join us on Thursday, April 13 at 7 pm, in Beeton Hall at Toronto Reference Library, for Kerry Clare's Secrets & TruthsClare is a National Magazine Award-nominated writer, editor and teacher. Her reviews, essays and short fiction have recently appeared in The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Joyland and Canadian Notes & Queries. She is appearing as part of the spring 2017 eh List Author Series, Toronto Public Library’s celebration of writers from across Canada. She will be introducing us to her debut novel, Mitzi Bytes, followed by an interview with Marissa Stapley. 


Mating for Life

Stapley is the author of the bestselling novel Mating for Life and the forthcoming (in February 2018) Things to Do When It’s Raining (Graydon House, Simon & Schuster Canada). She’s also a former magazine editor and National Magazine Award-nominated journalist who writes Shelf Love, a commercial fiction review column for The Globe and Mail, and reviews and reports on books for the Toronto Star. She has taught creative writing and editing at the University of Toronto and Centennial College, and lives and writes in Toronto with her family. 


Mitzi Bytes

Clare’s essay, “Love is a Let-Down”, in Best Canadian Essays (2011), was awarded an honourable mention in the Personal Journalism category at the 2011 National Magazine Awards. She also contributed to The Bookshop Book, 2014, and was editor of the essay anthology, The M Word: Conversations About Motherhood, 2014, which received rave reviews. She has been the editor of the books website, 49thshelf, since 2011.

                             The Bookshop Book The M Word

Clare graduated from the University of Toronto’s Creative Writing MA Program in 2007. She teaches blogging at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, and offers blogging workshops to other groups, businesses or organizations. On her website,, she blogs about books, writing, reading and much more. She is married, has two daughters, and lives in Toronto.

We send thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of the eh List series, as well as to our media partner, The Toronto Star.

Please come back to the Toronto Reference Library on Wednesday, April 19 (in the Atrium) to meet Barbara Gowdy; on Monday, April 24 to meet Ian Hamilton; on Monday, May 8 to meet Elise Levine;  and on finally, on Thursday, June 22 to meet Andrew Pyper.

You can find out more about the spring eh List Author Series on our What's On blog, or follow the conversation online using the hashtag: #ehList.