Poet, English professor and explorer Jay Ruzesky sets out on a BC book tour this week, sharing tales from his new travel memoir, In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage. Don’t miss this chance to explore the wilderness of the Antarctic through Jay’s animated readings and slideshow.
- Saturday, May 25 at 1pm – 10 Old Books in Duncan with readings by Carol Matthews
- Wednesday, May 29th at 7PM – “In Amundsen’s Footsteps” lecture at the Maritime Museum of BC, 28 Bastion Square, Victoria. $6 admission, children 12 & under and members FREE
- Sunday, June 9 at 2pm – Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay
- Thursday, June 20 at 7:30pm – Mosaic Books in Kelowna
Ruzesky became motivated by the approaching centennial of Amundsen’s South Pole accomplishment to pursue his own quest to Antarctica—not only as a following of Amundsen’s footsteps, but also a pilgrimage to a near-mythical place where heroes were made and died. In the tradition of Bruce Chatwin and with a poet’s heart, Ruzesky offers a historically accurate tale while traversing both time and place—paralleling a century of explorers’ dreams from Pole to Pole with stops in Canada, Norway, Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Antarctica.