Dawson Reads with Heather & Arizona O’Neill March 22

Montreal literary duo and Dawson graduates Heather O’Neill (Social Science, 1992) and Arizona O’Neill (Fine Arts, 2013) will be at the College on March 22 to speak about their lives and read from their work. The event takes place in 4C.1 and begins at 12 p.m.

HEATHER O’NEILL is the beloved award-winning author of When We Lost Our Heads, The Lonely Hearts Hotel, The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, and Lullabies for Little Criminals. Born and raised in Montreal, Heather O’Neill has been said to write “like a sort of demented angel with an uncanny knack for metaphor” (Toronto Star).

ARIZONA O’NEILL is a multi-disciplinary artist who has made original videos for CBC’s Creator Network and artists such as Laurence Philomène and Patrick Watson. She recently wrote and illustrated the book, Est-ce qu’un artiste peut être heureux?

Together they form O’Neill Reads, the exuberant book review page on Instagram.

The books:

When We Lost Our Heads is Heather O’Neill’s latest page-turning novel that explores gender and power, sex and desire, class and status, and the terrifying strength of the human heart when it can’t let someone go.

Est-ce qu’un artiste peut être heureux? is Arizona O’Neill’s book of illustrated graphic interviews with celebrated and controversial Quebec artists.

Last Modified: February 22, 2023