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.

 

Just Posted

UPDATE: RCMP involved in crash south of Courtenay Saturday night

An RCMP member was involved in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 19… Continue reading

Unity Comox Valley hosts serenity service in Comox Thursday

Do you have mixed feelings about the holidays? Unity offers a special… Continue reading

Mental health advocate’s journey with dissociative identity disorder sparks conversation

Coast Mental Health Courage to Come Back Awards nomination deadline Jan. 31

Assisted living workers allegedly attacked while picketing

BCGEU president Stephanie Smith says arrows and gasoline were thrown at the picketers early in the week

Dangerous drug confirmed in the Comox Valley

Lab test confirms the presence of fentanyl in powder substance

VIDEO: This B.C. school leads country in vaccine donations to UNICEF

Federally funded Kids Boost Immunity uses quizzes to earn vaccinations

B.C. police stop drunk driver who offered up burger instead of ID

Roadblock checks over the weekend found at least two other impaired drivers

In Canada, the term ‘nationalism’ doesn’t seem to have a bad rap. Here’s why

Data suggest that Canadians don’t see the concept of nationalism the way people do in the United States

Small quake recorded west of Vancouver Island

No injuries or tsunami warning after 5.4 rumble felt some 400 kilometres from Victoria

B.C. suspends Chinese portion of Asian forestry trade mission due to Huawei arrest

Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was detained at the request of U.S. in Vancouver

Canadians spent $1.7 billion dollars online in December 2017

Online retail sales accounted for 3.4 per cent of total retail sales

2-year investigations nets $900,000 in refunds for payday loan customers

Consumer Protection BC says selling practices were ‘aggressive and deceptive’

China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

Huawei is the biggest global supplier of network gear for phone and internet company

Upset student causes safety plan to be enacted at Island Elementary School

Child’s behaviour results in students being held in classrooms until order restored

Most Read