Local authors Eriksson and Geddes read at North Island College

Also at the Fat Oyster Reading Series on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Fanny Bay Hall

Ann Eriksson

Ann Eriksson

Enjoy an evening of fiction and poetry with NIC’s Write Here Readers Series with Ann Eriksson and Gary Geddes Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Comox Valley campus.

The celebrated local authors will read from their recent works High Clear Bell of Morning and What Does a House Want? at the Stan Hagen Theatre, starting at 7 p.m.

As a novelist and biologist, Ann Eriksson combines a background in ecology with her life experiences to create works of fiction grounded in nature and populated with compelling characters.

Her recent release High Clear Bell of Morning (Douglas & McIntyre, 2014) is an elegant and affecting novel that illustrates the upheaval in the lives of families confronted with psychotic disorders, while at the same time celebrating the natural world and sending a cautionary warning of what we all have to lose.

What Does A House Want? Selected Poems (Red Hen Press, 2014) is described as a tongue in the ear and a red-hot needle to the conscience collection of poems written in Gary Geddes’s “brilliantly polished, cinematographic, white-knuckled style” (Montreal Gazette).

Gary Geddes has written and edited more than 40 books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, criticism, translation, and anthologies, and won a dozen national and international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Americas Region), the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, and the Gabriela Mistral Prize from Chile.

Eriksson and Geddes will also join the Fat Oyster Reading Series on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the Fanny Bay Hall at 7 p.m.

Admission for this second reading is by donation and open to everyone.

North Island College’s Write Here Readers Series showcases the richness of literary arts in our region, offering students and community members the extraordinary opportunity to hear Canadian writers read from and talk about their work.

This free public reading series is made possible with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts. All are welcome!


Comox Valley Record