Wednesday, October 30 | 7:00—10:00 p.m.
Wurst Restaurant | 2437 4th Street SW Calgary, AB
Free for WGA members | $5 suggested donation at the door for non-members (optional)
Meet seasoned Calgary playwright and author Jason Patrick Rothery for the release of his debut novel, Privilege and glean insights into the author-editor relationship at this special event and feature interview led by his editor (and author herself) Lee Kvern. Privilege is a cutting satire concerning the death spiral of the white, male identity. With his divorce nearly finalized, the surprise success of his freshman book on the wane, and his ill-advised affair with grad student Lara Kitts put to bed, Dr. Barker Samuel Stone is on the precipice of a cozy tenure-track existence. All of this before an enigmatic e-mail sends Barker’s life spiralling along an unanticipated trajectory.
Jason Patrick Rothery is a freelance writer, theatre artist, and lapsed academic. Privilege is his first novel. Lee Kvern is the award-winning author of short stories and novels. Her latest novel, The Matter of Sylvie was nominated for Alberta Book and Ottawa Relit Awards (leekvern.com). Full book description available here: https://www.greatplains.mb.ca/product/privilege/