Author Talk: Gary Geddes & Ann Eriksson In-Person
Join us for an evening with BC authors Gary Geddes and Ann Eriksson!
- Tuesday, October 4, 2022
- 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- North Kamloops Library Programming Room
- North Kamloops Library
Gary Geddes has written and edited over fifty books of poetry, fiction, drama, non-fiction, criticism, translation and anthologies and won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region), the National Magazine Gold Award, the Lt-Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence and the Gabriela Mistral Prize from the government of Chile, awarded simultaneously to Octavio Paz, Vaclav Havel, Ernesto Cardenal, Rafael Alberti and Mario Benedetti. He taught Creative Writing at Concordia University and has served as writer-in-residence at Green College, UBC and the University of Missouri-St. Louis and as Distinguished Professor of Canadian Cutlure at Western Washington University in Bellingham. His latest works are The Resumption of Play, Medicine Unbundled: A Journey Through the Minefields of Indigenous Health Care, The Venriloquist: Poetic Narratives from the Womb of War, and The Oysters I Bring to Banquets. He lives on Thetis Island, BC.
Nature is at the core of biologist and writer Ann Eriksson's work. Ann is the author of five adult novels and three non-fiction ecological literacy books for younger readers: Dive In! Exploring Our Connection with the Ocean, Bird's-Eye View: Keeping Wild Birds in Flight and newly released, Urgent Message from a Hot Planet: Navigating the Climate Crisis. Ann is a founding director of the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy and works for SeaChange Marine Conservation Society, restoring near-shore marine ecosystems - a nature-based solution to climate change. Ann believes we can all use our talents and skills to make the world a better place. Ann lives with her husband Gary on a small island on the west coast of Canada, surrounded by ocean and forest and the trees and plants, the owls, bats, eagles, seabirds, songbirds, seals, otters, bees, butterflies, lichens and fungi that live there too.