Christopher Dewdney has a keen eye for identifying seemingly unrelated events and gives readers long-overdue insight into the very air we breathe. His non-fiction science book Eighteen Miles is a fact-filled journey that takes a brilliant and witty look into the dark corners of weather and climate. Dewdney will be interviewed by Ross Hull for this event.
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Christopher Dewdney is the award-winning, bestselling author of four books of non-fiction and 11 books of poetry. A four-time nominee for the Governor General’s Award, he won the CBC Literary Competition for poetry and has been awarded the Harbourfront Festival Prize. Christopher lives in Toronto, where he teaches writing at York University.
Ross Hull has been a meteorologist/weather specialist for close to 15 years before Global he worked at TWN, Citytv, CTV and CBC where he delivered forecasts for CBC News Network, The National, as well as the local Toronto newscasts before joining Global in 2014. He’s reported on some of the biggest weather stories in Canada, including the historic Alberta floods in June 2013 and the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire. Ross also starred in several television series, including Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Student Bodies.Hull is a graduate of the Meteorology program at Mississippi State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University.
Grace O’Connell is the author of The Globe and Mail Best Book Magnified World and 2014 winner of the Canadian Authors Association Emerging Writer Award. She holds an MFA in creative writing, and her work has appeared in various publications including The Walrus, Taddle Creek, The Globe and Mail, National Post and Elle Canada. She teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto and works as a freelance writer and editor. She presents Be Ready For The Lightning. Photo Credit: Dani Coutoure