Angela Antle in conversation with BMO-Winterset Winner and finalist: Holly Hogan and Michael Crummey


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When: Saturday, August 10, 8:00 pm

This year’s BMO-Winterset winner, Holly Hogan (Message in a Bottle), graces our stage to speak with Angela Antle about her work and how she finds optimism in a sea of plastic. BONUS: joining Holly is BMO-Winterset finalist Michael Crummey (The Adversary) who happens to share a life with Holly. How good is that?

HOLLY HOGAN is a writer and wildlife biologist with a focus on seabirds. During her more than thirty years as a scientist, she has spent about a thousand days at sea conducting avian and marine mammal surveys and providing educational programming with expedition teams. Her work has taken her to the Arctic and Antarctic Oceans and every latitude in between. She has been interviewed for CBC Radio, appears in a National Film Board series called “Ocean School,” and provided expertise on seabirds and the impact of marine plastic for the award-winning documentary Hell or Clean Water (2021). Her book Message in a Bottle: Ocean Dispatches from a Seabird Biologist was short-listed for the 2023 Governor-General’s Award for non-fiction and winner of the 2023 BMO Winterset Award. Holly is a mother of three and lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland with her husband Michael, and an assortment of cats and dogs, depending on the day.

MICHAEL CRUMMEY is the author of 13 books of poetry and fiction. His most recent poetry collection is Passengers (Anansi 2022). The Adversary, his latest novel, was published in 2023. It was this year’s finalist for the BMO-Winterset Award. Michael lives in St. John’s with the writer and wildlife biologist, Holly Hogan.

ANGELA ANTLE is a writer, artist, and producer based in St. John’s. Her work has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Journalists, the Atlantic Journalism Awards, The New York Festivals, Gabriels, and Gracie Allen Awards as well as Berlinale, Dublin, Nickel, and Wexford Film Festivals. She is currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD in energy humanities at Memorial University and her debut novel will be published by Breakwater Books in 2025.