About the Author

Glen Dresser is a novelist whose first book, Correction Road, was released in 2007 and shortlisted for the W.O. Mitchell City of Calgary book prize. He has also worked as a technical writer, information designer and web developer. He is currently focusing his efforts on his second novel and his first-born son, while assisting with UPPERCASE Magazine

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Glacial Erratics

If you've heard me read lately, it was likely from my current work-in-progress, a novel project that studies the polarized discourse about faith and doubt. As I'm working on this novel, I'm going to be releasing a semi-annual publication of works-in-progress. It includes writing excerpts, thoughts on where I am in the writing process, notebook pages, and work from another writer and an illustrator who's work I admire. 

In the first issue of Glacial Erratics, I've got three different approaches I had considered for the beginning of the book, a favorite scene that I wrote fairly early in the novel conceptualization, the gorgeous woodcut artwork of Liza Brawn,  poetry by Correy Baldwin, as well as a conversation between Correy and myself about how the terrain of our hometown influences our work in different ways. It even includes typos, for that authentic 'work-in-progress' feel. It's beautifully designed by my wife Janine, and can be read as a small journal, and then unfolded and hung on your wall to admire Lisa's artwork. 

You can now purchase this first issue of Glacial Erratics online, or get a subscription which includes the first issue and at least seven more. 




Longlisted for some serious bling

I'm really delighted to be on the long-list for the ReLit award, which recognises excellence in independent Canadian publishing. An impressive collection of writers included from a wide range of excellent independent presses across Canada. It's a very cool prize, with a very cool reward: check out the spelling ring on the linked page. The winning writers will no doubt have hours of fun spelling dirty four-letter words on it.



Upcoming Readings: June 1st in Hamilton, June 2nd in Peterborough, June 3rd in Toronto

I've been home for a few days in the midst of this tour, but tomorrow I'm back out on the road. Big thanks to everyone who came to see me read in Ottawa and Montreal. I'll post more about those events in a tour wrap up next week. But in the meantime, here are the details on the upcoming shows:

 Lit Live Series in Hamilton on June 1

Cooked and Eaten Series in Peterborough on June 2 

Type Books (Queen West) in Toronto, June 3

I'm looking forward to all three of these readings.
As always, big thanks to the AFA for their support of this tour.



Yellow Door Reading Series, Montreal, May 22nd

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Collected Works event last night. Tomorrow (the 22nd), I'm reading at the Yellow Door series in Montreal.  Here are the details:

Catherine Kidd, Clayton Bailey, Maxianne Berger, Glen Dresser, Michael A. Lithgow, Janet Pasternak, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Boire, Gwyn Beaver, Jean Kelly and Marian Morkill participate in a Yellow Door poetry and prose reading, hosted by Ilona Martonfi, 3625 Aylmer St., doors open at 7 p.m., reading at 7:30. Cost: $5. Call 514-398-6243.



Corrected Works, Ottawa: Glen reads on May 20

I'm really looking forward to reading tomorrow (May 20) at Collected Works in Ottawa, along with B.Glen Rotchin, and Clayton Bailey, at 7:30. Should be a great event, come out and hear me read, and be among the first to get the first volume of my Glacial Erratics plog. (More details on it coming soon).

Collected Works 

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