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Say hello to our new Event Coordinator, Katie!

May 10, 2016

We can hardly believe it, but we have another fresh face in the office: Katie Sellers, our new Event Coordinator! Excited as ever to have a family twice as big as it was just last month, we’d like you to join us in welcoming this friendly personality to the team.


As we did last week to get to know our new Programming Assistant, Loribeth, we have asked Katie the most difficult questions we can think of to learn more about what makes her tick. What we learned: she gets right to the point, so don’t expect any beating around the bush!



What book are you reading now?

I am currently rereading North of South by Shiva Naipaul. If I’m not travelling, there’s a pretty good chance I’m reading about someone going on an adventure. 


What part of reading brings you the most joy?

The ability to see the world through someone else’s eyes.


Have you ever fallen in love with a character from a book?

Too many to count.


What does your reading space look like?

My reading space is as varied as the stories I’m reading. For me any space can be perfect for reading: the couch in my apartment, a blanket in Trinity Bellwoods, or the floor of an Indian train station.


Do you judge a book by its cover?

Books can be works of art, both inside and out.


If you could have a conversation with any living writer, whether they speak English or not, who would they be and what would your first question be for them?

For sure, I would want to talk to Emma Donoghue. I’d ask her, “With the successful adaptation of Room, would you consider adapting your other novels?”


If you could commission a sequel to any book you wanted, which one would it be? 

Coming from the world of film, I’m not always so sure that sequels are a good idea.


If you could come back as an edible crop, what you want to be? And what dish would you want to be made in to?

Camellia sinensis. Who doesn’t love to curl up with a cup of tea and a nice book?


The music stopped. She died. Explain.

She was the musician.