Husband-and-Wife Author Team Reads at John Abbott College as Part of Cross-Canada Tour

British Columbia-based authors Ann Eriksson and Gary Geddes are embarking on a cross-Canada book tour this fall, covering over 25 stops from B.C. to the Maritimes. Join the authors as they read fiction and poetry in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, at John Abbott College in the Staff Lounge (Hertzberg-101), on Tuesday, October 21 at 4pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

Both members of this impressive husband-and-wife team have released new books this year. Eriksson’s High Clear Bell of Morning (Douglas & McIntyre, $22.95) is an elegant, affecting novel about a family struggling to cope when the daughter, Ruby, develops schizophrenia. The book also draws on environmental themes through the character of Ruby’s father, a marine biologist studying the mysterious death of a killer whale on our west coast. Geddes’ What Does a House Want? (Red Hen Press, $19.95) is a collection of selected poems from his highly acclaimed poetic career.

Ann Eriksson is the author of three previous novels: Decomposing Maggie (Turnstone, 2003), In the Hands of Anubis (Brindle & Glass, 2009) and Falling From Grace (Brindle & Glass, 2011), which was awarded a silver medal in the 2011 Independent Publishers Book Awards. Eriksson is a biologist and a founding director of the Thetis Island Nature Conservancy. For more info, go to:

Gary Geddes has written and edited more than forty 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), and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

This reading event is made possible with support from the Canada Council for the Arts. For more information, please contact Steve Lehman at 514-457-6610 ext.5945.

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For more information, or to schedule an interview with Ann Eriksson,
Please contact Heather Lohnes at Douglas & McIntyre:
Phone: 604-254-7191

Source : Cégep John-Abbott College


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