New season for Fat Oyster Reading Series in Fanny Bay

Eve Joseph is a September guest of the Fat Oyster Reader Series.

The Fat Oyster Reading Series in Fanny Bay, now in its fourth season, is returning with another interesting lineup for audiences starting on Sept. 30.

The Fat Oyster Reading Series brings together award-winning authors from Vancouver Island and across Canada.

“Evenings at the Fat Oyster are always a lot of fun, but they are also inspiring and often deeply moving,” said organizer and local author, Judy Leblanc. “The calibre of authors at the Fat Oyster is representative of the vibrant contemporary Canadian writing scene. Many of the authors at the Fat Oyster are nationally and internationally renowned.”

In September the Fat Oyster will be hosting authors Eve Joseph and Patrick Friesen.

Joseph’s recent book In the Slender Margin won the Hubert Evans award for nonfiction and was named one of the Globe & Mail’s top 100 books of 2014. The book is an intriguing journey through the land of dying drawing on history, religion, philosophy, literature, personal anecdote, mythology, poetry and pop culture. Joseph draws from the work of Joan Didion, Susan Sontag, D.H. Lawrence, Voltair and many other literary voices to create an absorbing and engaging work.  Her previous books of poetry were both nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award.

Prolific award-winning author Patrick Friesen has published more than a dozen books of poetry and essays, written stage and radio plays, has co-translated several translations of Danish poets, and has recorded two CDs of spoken word improve music with Marilyn Lerner. His most recent book, A Short History of Crazy Bone, is one long poem about Crazy Bone who is an eccentric, a trickster, a fool, a wild woman laughing, and a campesino who is slowly finding her way through loss back to herself.

Friesen has been short-listed for a Governor General’s Award for poetry and twice nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Prize. He won the NcNally Bobinson Book of the Year Award in 1996 and the ReLit Award for Poetry in 2012. Formerly of Winnipeg, he now lives in Victoria.

Everyone is welcome to come and hear authors read from their work at the Fanny Bay Hall. Doors open at 6:30. The cost is by donation at the door. For more information please see the Fanny Bay Hall website at bit.ly/1zHWBGD and Facebook at facebook.com/fatoysterreading.

 

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