Writer tackles tough topics for Tellers of Short Tales

A writer known for tackling tough subjects is the next featured author in the Tellers of Short Tales series.

The Royal City Literary Arts Society is continuing the monthly reading series, which is devoted to the short story genre, on Thursday, Jan. 10 at the Anvil Centre.

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This month features Trysh Ashby-Rolls, who has written books, short stories, newspaper and magazine articles and TV documentaries about such subjects as female and male genital mutilation, partners of child sexual abuse survivors, suicide, international parent-child abduction and more.

Her works include the book Triumph: A Journey of Healing from Incest, and the short pieces Travel Blows the Mind: Cautionary Tales (in the book This Place a Stranger: Canadian Women Travelling Alone) and Unbecoming a Physician (in Walk Myself Home: an anthology to end violence against women).

She has recently completed Left Behind Dad: A Loving Father’s Search for his Abducted Daughters.

Tellers of Short Tales is on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Anvil Centre, Room 413B. It’s free. For information, see www.rclas.com.

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