This August marks the 35th annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts, guaranteed to be one of the summer’s biggest highlights. And joining the festivities are two Nightwood authors reading at separate events on Saturday August 19th.
Joe Denham, hard on the heels of his Governor General’s Literary Award nomination for his last book Regeneration Machine will also be reading from his highly-anticipated new collection of poetry, Landfall which will be in bookstores in September. He is joined by fellow Governor General’s Award finalist Rachel Rose (Marry & Burn) and GG winner Steven Heighton (The Walking Comes Late) for festival’s poetry panel, The Meter’s Running V.
Amber McMillan, author of The Woods: A Year on Protection Island, will be in a convivial state when she shares the stage with fellow island-inspired author Pat Carney, who will be discussing her own book On Island: Life Among the Coast Dwellers. It is sure to be a delightful conversation with these two authors, moderated by former CBC Radio host Kathryn Gretsinger. Both books were recently praised by Tara Henley on CBC Radio One (On the Coast).
For a complete guide to all festival events, please click here.