The Booked! Fernie Writers' Series is a firm favourite on the Fernie cultural calendar featuring some of Canada's best and brightest literary talents.
These events are popular and seats fill up fast; everyone is welcome to attend. These are free events, however a suggested donation of $10 assists in bringing in new and exciting authors for each event.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: BOOK ONLINE
The evening begins at 7pm with refreshments and cash bar, author reading with Q&A hosted by Fernie's Angie Abdou at 8pm.
Bradley Somer holds degrees in Archaeology and Anthropology, where his studies focused on paleoenvironments and human prehistory in North America. His newest novel, Extinction, is available in North America (Blackstone Publishing, 2022) and throughout the Commonwealth (HarperCollins UK, 2022).
He is the author of two previous novels, Imperfections (Nightwood Editions, 2012) and Fishbowl (St. Martin’s Press, 2015), and has also written a ton of short fiction, which has appeared in literary journals, reviews, and anthologies over the past twenty years.
Bradley lives with his husband at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Between sitting for hours reading and chronic bouts of writing, he enjoys snowshoeing and hiking the outdoors.
"In a lonely valley, deep in the mountains, a ranger watches over the last surviving grizzly bear. With the natural world exhausted and in tatters, Ben has dedicated himself to protecting this single fragment of the wild.
One night, he hears voices in the valley - poachers, come to hunt his bear. A heart-pounding chase begins, crossing forests and mountainsides, passing centuries of human ruins.
Sometimes hunter, sometimes prey - Ben must choose the bear's fate and his own. Is he willing to lay down his life for a dying breed? Is he willing to kill for it?"
The Fernie Heritage Library has welcomed some of the biggest names in Canadian writing for the Booked! series, a highly anticipated reception that includes an author reading and Q&A followed by live music and lively discussion. The events draw crowds of up to 100 to fill the beautiful Fernie Heritage Library for an engaging evening celebrating the undeniable talents of each guest author.