Readings by Contemporary Canadian Writers
The Humanities Research Institute, in Collaboration with the Canada Council, the Writers’ Union of Canada, St. Peter’s College (Muenster, SK), the Department of English and Campion College is proud to present readings by renowned Canadian writers.
October 24, 2017: Reading by Gail Bowen: 7:00 p.m., LI 215 (Language Institute Theatre)
GAIL BOWEN’s first Joanne Kilbourn mystery, Deadly Appearances (1990), was nominated for the W.H. Smith/Books in Canada Best First Novel Award, and A Colder Kind of Death (1995) won the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel; all sixteen previous books in the series have been enthusiastically reviewed. In 2008, Reader’s Digest named Bowen Canada’s Best Mystery Novelist; in 2009 she received the Derrick Murdoch Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. Bowen has also written plays that have been produced across Canada and on CBC Radio. Now retired from teaching at the First Nations University, Gail Bowen lives in Regina, Saskatchewan. The author lives in Regina, SK.
November 6, 2017: Readings by Trevor Herriot, Jan Zwicky and Anne McDonald: 7:30 p.m., LI 215 (Language Institute Theatre)
TREVOR HERRIOT is a prairie naturalist, activist and writer living on the northern edge of the Great Plains in Regina, Saskatchewan. Towards a Prairie Atonement, his fifth book, was published by University of Regina Press in 2016. The Road is How: A Prairie Pilgrimage through Nature, Desire and Soul (Harper Collins, 2014) was nominated for three Saskatchewan Book Awards. Herriot has also written two radio documentaries and is a regular guest on CBC Radio Saskatchewan’s Blue Sky. He lives in Regina with his wife Karen and four children.
JAN ZWICKY is a poet, philosopher and critic who has been described as ‘one of North America’s finest poets.’ . The Canadian Encyclopedia said of Songs for Relinquishing the Earth, which was awarded the Governor General’s Medal for Poetry in 1999 that ‘In its detailed attention to the natural world and its emphasis on music and philosophy as lyric forms, it has since become Zwicky’s signature work of poetry.’ In The Long Walk, published by University of Regina Press in 2016, Zwicky ‘bears witness to environmental and cultural cataclysm.’ She is Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria and lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
ANNE MCDONALD is an award-winning author. Her novel To the Edge of the Sea won the Saskatchewan First Book Award. A second book, Miss Confederation: the Diary of Mercy Anne Coles, was published by Dundurn Press in 2017. McDonald’s play, Lullabies and Cautions, was showcased at the 2016 Spring Festival of New Plays. Her work has appeared in literary journals, Canada’s History, and on CBC Radio. Anne teaches theatre and creative writing. She lives in Regina, Saskatchewan.