Events & News



Tuesday, 21 February 2020

7:00 ADT

Please join me at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for an illustrate author talk on Watermark, along with the Sea is in Her Blood Exhibit.

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Sat, 14 September 2019

11:00 ADT
Please join me at Word on the Street, Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11:00 Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library.

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Thursday, September 26 2019

Winnipeg International Writers Festival, Thin Air 2019, Thursday, September 26

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Saturday, October 5 2019

7pm – 7:45pm
Afterwords Literary Festival, October 2-6, Halifax Nova Scotia. Short Story Panel Shakirah Bourne from Barbados, Christy Ann Conlin, and Elise Levine join host Alexander MacLeod to talk short story writing.

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Sunday, October 6 2019

8pm – 9pm
ynn Coady and Christy Ann Conlin in conversation with Mary Lynk.

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Wednesday, October 30 2019

Toronto Reference Library, Atrium. Maritime Noir.
Christy Ann Conlin, Megan Gail Coles and Elisabeth de Mariaffi come together for a panel discussion on suspense literature set in the Maritimes. Hear the authors talk about their new books and the influence the environment has on their writing.

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Past Events

Sat, 10 August 2019

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM ADT
Digby Neck Consolidated School, 6203 Highway 217, Digby, NS

Hillcote House Presents Shelagh Rogers w Lynn Coady and Christy Ann Conlin.

Please note: if you are planning on attending do sign up on our Eventbrite page so that we can make sure you have a seat. The event is free but we’ll have a “Pay what you can” at the door with a suggested amount of $10.00

Come spend the day in the bucolic village of Sandy Cove on Saturday August 10th!

Arrive early and enjoy a coffee and a cinnamon roll at the School House Café before joining the audience in the gym of the Digby Neck Consolidated School at 11:00 am to listen to Christy Ann Conlin talk about her new short story collection, Watermark, with CBC Radio host Shelagh Rogers.

The conversation and reading will be followed by a lunch break in which you can grab a sandwich or a soup from the School House Café or take one to go and explore the historic village, the Woodland Trail, the Sandy Cove wharf or the Bay of Fundy beach.

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Sat, 17 August 2019

7:00 AM – 10:00 PM ADT

Launch of Christy Ann Conlin’s new book Watermark, Q&A with CBC Ideas’ Mary Lynk; Gaelic song with Robyn Carrigan; Kim Barlow gothic banjo.

About this Event

A launch to celebrate Christy Ann Conlin’s new book of short fiction, Watermark. There will be a literary Q&A with Ideas executive producer, Mary Lynk. Christy Ann will read from the book, interspersed with the haunting Gaelic songs of Cape Bretoner Robyn Carrigan and gothic banjo tunes provided by Kim Barlow. This event is free, but best reserve a ticket. Food and drinks at the break, all happening at the beautiful ArtCan Gallery & Cafe in downtown Canning NS.

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August 6, 2019 - United States

Christy Ann Conlin’s new book, Watermark, will be published in the United States on August 6, 2019, by House of Anansi.
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August 13, 2019 - Canada

Christy Ann Conlin’s new book, Watermark, will be published in Canada on August 13, 2019, by House of Anansi.
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When There’s No Time to Write a Novel, Author Profile in the Toronto Star by Sue Carter, August 2019 

Quill & Quire: How East Coast writer Christy Ann Conlin found an eerie muse in Nova Scotia’s rural Annapolis Valley, July 2019

WFNS Author Spotlight: Christy Ann Conlin, August 2019 

Watermark: Must-reads for August — Craft Literary, August 2019

34 works of Canadian fiction to watch for this fall, August, 2019

Watermark: Editor’s Pick, 49th Shelf, August, 2019  

Watermark: Most Anticipated, 2019 Fall Fiction, July 2019 

Watermark: Fifteen New Books for a Summer’s Worth of Reading, Toronto Star, June 2019


Spoken Word Introduction to The Memento by Alexander MacLeod 

The Memento: Interview with Jayson Baxter on CTV News at 5 

CBC Radio – The Memento on The Next Chapter With Shelagh Rogers 

To the Lighthouse: A Review of Christy Ann Conlin’s The Memento The Toronto Review Of Books 

The Memento ‘otherworldly’, Toronto Star Review 

The Memento is a Classic Spine Tingler, Globe & Mail Review 

The Memento: The Reading Society Discussion, National Post Review 

CBC News: The Memento is a Genre Bending Tale 

The Memento by Christy Ann Conlin: Consumed by Ink 

Christy Ann Conlin Makes a Spirited Comeback with The Memento: The Coast 

The Memento – Gothic Elements Reminicent of Wuthering Heights and Jane Erye: Haligonia 

A Profile of Christy Ann Conlin and The Memento: The Unexpected Twists and Turns 

Christy Ann Conlin Debuts Anticipated Novel, The Memento: Kings County News 

Annapolis Valley Library Carpool Bookclub: The Memento


Heave-nly – The Globe and Mail

Heave, The Globe & Mail – Paperbacks

Heave is a Gem: Reads For Men – Unexpected Twists and Turns

Short List: Heave, First Novel Award 2003, Books In Canada

Heave, Maritime Muse: Now Toronto

Heave: 7 Sizzling Summer Reads, Chatelaine

Heave by Christy Ann Conlin: Consumed By Ink


Hazlitt – An Interview with Christy Ann Conlin

Toronto Sun Celebrity Spaces: Christy Ann Conlin’s Writing World

Mixed Tape and CanLit Collection: Christy Ann Conlin’s The Memento

(at) eleven with christy ann conlin: the memento, Mathilda Magtree

Laura Best – The Memento: An Interview with Christy Ann Conlin

Dinner Out With Christy Ann Conlin: The Grapevine

UBC Is a Hot Bed of Creative Writing