Cynthia Flood at Wild Writers Festival

October 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Balsillie School of International Affairs Rm #142
67 Erb St W
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2
Cynthia Flood at Wild Writers Festival @ The Balsillie School of International Affairs Rm #142 | Waterloo | Ontario | Canada

Come on out to the ‘Making Mosaics: Understanding Short Story Collections‘ panel at Wild Writers Literary Festival! Cynthia Flood, author of You Are Here (November 15, 2022) will be joined for a lively discussion on short story writing and collecting by fellow authors Kathy Friedman and Alexander MacLeod, as they tell tales of lives altered, human connection and adaptation, and existence in the world today. Moderated by Lara El Mekkawi. The panel will take place at the Balsillie School of International Affairs Rm #142 on Saturday, October 29 at 3:10PM.

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Order your copy of You Are Here here!


Gathering the best twenty stories from Cynthia Flood’s career, these spare, stylistically inventive stories explore subjects ranging from the domestic to the political. 

In You Are Here, Cynthia Flood navigates a wide range of subject matter with a writing style which gradually becomes more intense, tighter, and sometimes experimental with each story. Most themes are familiar—love, hate, children, the natural world, parents, failure, despair, anger, regret. Other stories are more unusual, but remain perceptively relevant, dealing with topics such as far-left political activity and enduring the social pressures that come from family and peers. Containing what may be some of Flood’s most poignant work, You Are Here is a sharp and engaging exploration of the world today.


Cynthia Flood’s stories have won numerous awards, including The Journey Prize and a National Magazine award, and have been widely anthologized. Her novel Making A Stone Of The Heart was nominated for the City of Vancouver Book Prize in 2002. She is the author of the acclaimed short story collections The Animals in Their Elements (1987) and My Father Took A Cake To France (1992). She lives on Vancouver’s West End.