This Beautiful Place: Authors in Fish Creek Park
Sunday, October 15th, 2023
1:00pm to 3:00pm MST
The PoetTree at the Bow Valley Ranche
15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary, AB
In hopes that this beautiful autumn weather holds firm, please join us at a gorgeous, unique venue in South Calgary for an outdoor afternoon event of readings and talks from three thoughtful Calgary authors whose collective works explore relationships with place.
Featuring Kit Dobson, Bertrand Bickersteth, and Moni Brar.
This is a free event. Please register using the link below.
**Please note, this event is weather dependent. Please keep an eye on the Writers’ Guild of Alberta social media pages for updates.**
About the Presenters
Kit Dobson is most recently the author of Field Notes on Listening, published by Wolsak & Wynn. That book was named one of the CBC’s top nonfiction books of 2022. He is a faculty member at the University of Calgary in Treaty 7 territory and can usually be found outdoors. Kit’s first novel, We Are Already Ghosts, is scheduled to be published in the spring of 2024.
Bertrand Bickersteth was born in Sierra Leone, raised in Alberta, and has lived in the U.K. and the U.S. Bickersteth is an educator who also writes poems and plays. His poetry has appeared in several publications, including the Antigonish Review, Cosmonauts Avenue, and the Prairie Journal, as well as the anthology The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry (Frontenac House). In 2018, he was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize. His most recent work, The Response of Weeds, is a collection of poems published by NeWest Press. He lives in Calgary, teaches at Olds College and often (always, actually) writes about black history in western Canada.
Moni Brar Moni Brar was born in rural Punjab, raised on the land of the Tse’Khene peoples, and worked in 13 countries. Hailing from a long lineage of illiterate subsistence farmers, she spends much of her time contemplating land, loss, language, and longing. She is the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, the winner of The Fiddlehead’s Poetry Prize, and a finalist for the Montreal International Poetry Prize. Her poetry has received awards from PRISM, Grain, Room, CV2, and The Ex-Puritan, and appears in Best Canadian Poetry, The Literary Review of Canada, and Hobart.
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