Steven Heighton will be in Fernie for two nights. His second night is a musical performance at Fernie Distillers.
Admission by donation. Vaccine passport and mask required for entry.
Steven Heighton is a Canadian fiction writer, poet, and singer-songwriter. He is the author of eighteen books, including three short story collections, four novels and seven poetry collections. His most recent work is Selected Poems 1983-2020 and an album, The Devil's Share. His work has been translated into 10 languages and been awarded the Governor General's Award for poetry, the Gerald Lampert Award, the 2010 K.M. Hunter Award (literature), the 2011 P.K. Page Founders' Award, The Petra Kenney Prize, the Air Canada Award, and four gold National Magazine Awards.
For thirty years he has been exploring new genres, new styles, new ideas, new voices. The New York Times said of him, “He is an experienced adventurer in literary form... a sense of boldness and risk-taking infuses his work.” So his just-released first album,The Devil’s Share, might seem like the latest symptom of his creative restlessness. But in fact it’s a return home, a making good on the sort of promise you vow to yourself in your early years without knowing you’ve done it.
An album of eleven original songs, The Devil's Share emerges from an alchemical bath of blues, rock, folk, country, soul, and Americana. It was recorded at the Post Office Studio, Wolfe Island, Canada, and produced by Hugh Christopher Brown.