CWSE Writer-in-Residence Program
Our first Writer-in-Residence is Dr. Nora Gold!
Nora Gold is a prize-winning author, researcher, and activist. She has written three books: The Dead Man (May 2016, with Inanna), Fields of Exile (winner of the 2015 Canadian Jewish Literary Award and praise from Cynthia Ozick, Phyllis Chesler, and others), and Marrow and Other Stories (winner of a Canadian Jewish Book Award and praise from Alice Munro). In addition, Dr. Gold is the founder and editor of the prestigious online literary journal Jewish Fiction.net.
Gold’s passionate and long-standing commitment to feminism has been expressed in her fiction, in her scholarly work, and in her activism. Her literary works all deal with the lives of contemporary women and girls, written from a feminist and critical perspective. In terms of her scholarship, Gold’s two most recent studies (both feminist in approach and both funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada) were (1) a nation-wide study of Canadian Jewish women and their experiences of sexism and antisemitism, and (2) a longitudinal study of Toronto Jewish girls, focusing on their identity development as Jewish and female.
As Writer-in-Residence at the CWSE, Dr. Gold hosts the Wonderful Women Writers series, where several times a year some of Toronto’s most exceptional women authors come to the Centre to give public readings of their work.
For more details about Nora Gold, please visit her website.