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Craft Talk with Amber Dermont

  • When the talk concluded, Amber Dermont revealed a suprise stash of donuts for audience to enjoy
    When the talk concluded, Amber Dermont revealed a suprise stash of donuts for audience to enjoy
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  • Dr. Hall beginning the craft talk with an introduction to the speaker
    Dr. Hall beginning the craft talk with an introduction to the speaker
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  • Amber Dermont taking the podium
    Amber Dermont taking the podium
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  • Dermont posing with her bunny hat
    Dermont posing with her bunny hat
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  • The audience listens excitedly to Dermont’s speech
    The audience listens excitedly to Dermont’s speech
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  • Dermont near the end of her talk
    Dermont near the end of her talk
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  • Dermont adds another rabbit themed item to her ensemble
    Dermont adds another rabbit themed item to her ensemble
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April 11, 2018
On Wednesday. April 11th, author Amber Dermont gave a craft talk at the Rose O’Neill Literary House

Last year, Dermont was awarded the Mary Woods Fellowship which is a nationwide biannual fellowship awarded to a female identifying writer who writes either poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction and has published at least one book.

Dermont centered her talk around the use of comedy within writing, as a lot of her work includes comedic aspects. However, comedy in itself isn’t a completely positive thing. Many examples of humor are laced within more morbid things. Dermont explained this by discussing the background behind her short story, ‘The Splendid Wife,’ which was also sold as broadsides at the Literary House. After speaking, Dermont took a few questions from audience members who were curious about the balance between the macabre and humorous.


Last modified on Apr. 25th at 3:31pm by Katie Bedard.