Ali Bryan

Ali Bryan

Ali Bryan‘s first novel, Roost, won the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and was the official selection of One Book Nova Scotia in 2013. Her nonfiction has been shortlisted for the Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Prize and longlisted for the CBC Creative Non-Fiction Prize. Bryan is also the winner of a 2018 Emerging Artist Award from the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Arts Awards Foundation. A certified personal trainer, she lives with her family in Calgary. Website: Twitter: @alibryan.

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  • “Each Figg is drawn in such a believable way, even though there is major drama happening to each of them. And because we’re learning about things through June’s POV only, this only adds to the hilarity” – At I’ve Read This


  • “There’s a very fine line between humour and tragedy, they work off each other nicely,” Bryan says. “I just think humour is important nowadays more than ever. I think that’s what the book does” – In the Calgary Herald
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The Figgs

<p class="Bodydin79"><span lang="EN-US">Meet the Figgs. June, the family’s matriarch, looks forward to a quiet retirement — if only she can get her three adult children to finally, finally, move out of the house. But her dreams are shattered when her son Derek unexpectedly becomes a single father. Now, there’s a newborn baby at home, and Derek’s siblings are showing no sign of going anywhere either. In the midst of the chaos, June’s husband, Randy, has a shocking revelation.With family life flying fast and furious around her, June finds herself thinking about her parents — adoptive and biological. Where did she come from? Will her new grandson be traumatized without his mother? <span style="letter-spacing: -.15pt;">And why in the world are all the kids still at home, anyway?</span></span></p>

All events with Ali Bryan

9 PM
Literary Death Match
Oct 10 @ 9 PM - 11 PM

DJD Dance Centre

111 12 Ave SE