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NEW In Antarctica Book Club Guide & Teaching Resources

Published on July 3, 2013 By admin

In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage, published by Nightwood Editions, is the new travel memoir by Vancouver Island University professor Jay Ruzesky. Ruzesky’s famous ancestor Roald Amundsen was a Norwegian explorer who became the first person to reach the South Pole, and one hundred years later, Ruzesky followed his footsteps all the way to Antarctica himself. […]

Jay Ruzesky’s upcoming BC readings

Published on June 19, 2013 By admin

Nightwood author Jay Ruzesky heads back to his hometown of  Kelowna to share 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 incredible storytelling. Thursday, June 20 at 7:30pm – Mosaic Books in Kelowna (411 Bernard Avenue) For more info, […]

Jay Ruzesky reading at the Laughing Oyster

Published on June 4, 2013 By admin

Join Jay Ruzesky, whose ancestor Roald Amundsen was the first person to reach the South Pole, as he reads from his new memoir about following in Amundsen’s Footsteps 100 years later, In Antarctica, at Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay on Sunday, June 9. For more information or to reserve your copy, contact Laughing Oyster at […]

Jay Ruzesky lecture at Maritime Museum in Victoria

Published on May 27, 2013 By admin

Join Jay Ruzesky this Wednesday, May 29th for his presentation and lecture on Antarctic exploration, with readings from his new travel memoir, In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage. Event details: Maritime Museum of BC, 28 Bastion Square, Victoria 7 PM, Wed, May 29, 2013 Admission: $6, Children and museum members free For more information, please visit […]

Jay Ruzesky on CBC Radio’s On the Island

Published on May 22, 2013 By admin

Poet, explorer, English professor, memoirist. These are just some of the roles that Nightwood author Jay Ruzesky comfortably takes on in the average year. Tune in to CBC Radio’s On the Island show on Thursday, May 23rd at 8:20 AM to listen to Jay discuss his new travel memoir, In Antarctica. The Polar regions are […]

Jay Ruzesky tours BC with In Antarctica

Published on May 21, 2013 By admin

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 […]

Jay Ruzesky launches In Antarctica in Victoria

Published on April 25, 2013 By admin

Join Jay Ruzesky, along with authors Dede Crane and Marita Dachsel, for a powerhouse literary event as all three Vancouver Island Authors celebrate the launch of their new books at the Fernwood Inn in Victoria on Sunday, April 28 at 4pm. Jay Ruzesky will be reading from his new creative non-fiction memoir, In Antarctica: An […]

Jay Ruzesky featured on Open Book Toronto

Published on March 13, 2013 By admin

At Home at the Edge of the World: Jay Ruzesky Shares Two Epic Voyages at Ben McNally’s Travellers Series Open Book Toronto looks at Jay Ruzesky‘s childhood fascination with his ancestor, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, Jay’s own impressions of Antarctica and the spiritual awakening that his recent polar expedition inspired. Jay will be reading for the first time from his travel memoir, In […]

Jay Ruzesky shares polar adventures

Published on March 11, 2013 By admin

Join Jay Ruzesky—the poet-turned-Antarctic-explorer—as he reads from his new memoir, In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage, for the first time in Toronto on Wednesday, March 13. Jay will share tales from his recent polar expedition, and will be joined by authors Matthew Goodman (Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World) and Iain Reid (The Truth About Luck: […]