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.
The evening begins at 7pm with refreshments and cash bar, author reading with Q&A at 8pm.
The second event on October 6th features poets, Lorna Crozier:
An Officer of the Order of Canada, Lorna Crozier has been acknowledged for her contributions to Canadian literature, her teaching and her mentoring with five honourary doctorates, most recently from McGill and Simon Fraser Universities.
Her books have received numerous national awards, including the Governor-General’s Award for Poetry. The Globe and Mail declared The Book of Marvels: A Compendium of Everyday Things one of its Top 100 Books of the Year, and Amazon chose her memoir as one of the 100 books you should read in your lifetime.
A Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria, she has performed for Queen Elizabeth II and has read her poetry, which has been translated into several languages, on every continent except Antarctica. Her latest books are The Wrong Cat and The Wild in You, a collaboration with photographer Ian McAllister. She lives on Vancouver Island with writer Patrick Lane and two cats who love to garden.
"Crozier's poetry is witty, poignant, beautifully plain-spoken narrative with startlingly clear moments of revelation, quick, deep Alice Munro like glances into our very nature. It is like meeting someone with small town manners and common sense as well as big-city savvy."
— Michael Dennis
Unfortunately, Patrick Lane will no longer be able to attend this event.
Patrick Lane is one of Canada's pre-eminent poets, winner of numerous awards, including the Governor General's Award for Poetry, the Canadian Authors Association Award, the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence and three National Magazine Awards. His distinguished career spans fifty years and twenty-five volumes of poetry as well as award-winning books of fiction and non-fiction.
He has lived and travelled extensively around the world and his work has been published in a number of countries, including England, France, the Czech Republic, Italy, China, Japan, Chile, Colombia, Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, and Russia. He has been a writer in residence and teacher at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, the University of Victoria in British Columbia, and the University of Toronto in Ontario.
Patrick Lane’s poems walked to the edge of a precipice—in that moment of emergency we might still see the outline of a nation trying to wake up.”
— Ken Babstock
Booked! Events Continue:
For 3 years, the Fernie Heritage Library has welcomed some of the biggest names in Canadian writing for a highly anticipated reception that includes an author reading and Q&A followed by live music and lively discussion. The evenings begin with delicious complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. 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.