Local writers will share the podium next Thursday at the Okanagan Institute Express. Lesley-Anne Evans will talk about the elusive nature of living a writers life and will read some recent works.
» Thursday 9 October 2014, 5 pm
» Bohemian Café, 524 Bernard Ave, Kelowna
» $2 at the door. Refreshments are available.
» Space is limited. Reserve your seat HERE
At this signature event we will hear from poet Lesley-Anne Evans; novelist Linda Grant; medical memorialist Sterling Haynes; teacher and author Alix Hawley; and teacher, writer, comedian, filmmaker, artist and occasional clown Michael Smith. SEE SPEAKER DETAILS HERE.
When Alice Munro won the 2004 Giller Prize, her victory speech recalled rejections from the beginning of her career: there she was on TV 73 years old, utterly triumphant as a writer. kvetching about 40-year-old-slights. “I never read Canadian authors,” she recalled being told. “I never read fiction – I can’t get what it’s about.” These petty little tortures are true for every writer of every time and every place.
Writers of all genres, be it fiction, crime, comedy, life experience, poetry or history often toil in silence, craving the opportunity to share their work.
Recognizing the need to provide such opportunity, the Okanagan Institute invited five local literary personalities to provide a varied range of voices and creative works.