Hollyhock Presenters

Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

Caroline Adderson

Caroline Adderson is the author of five novels, two collections of short stories, as well as many books for young readers. Her work has received numerous award nominations including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist. Winner of three BC Book Prizes and three CBC Literary Awards, Caroline is also the recipient of the Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement. She teaches in the Writing and Publishing Program at SFU and is Program Director for the Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.


Events with Caroline Adderson

A Secret Garden: Writing Childhood Memories
September 17 - 22, 2023

“Anybody who has survived childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.” – Flannery O’Connor No matter who we are, we have this in common: we were all children once. It is during this universal stage of life that we are the most open…

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