An Afternoon in the Park with Susan Juby, Arleen Paré, and Grant Buday
Susan lives in Nanaimo, where she teaches creative writing at Vancouver Island University. For hobbies, she does a lot of walking and fretting. She is an unskilled but earnest practitioner of Buddhism and a notably unsuccessful amateur dog trainer.
Arleen Paré is a Salish Sea writer with eight collections of poetry as well as a recent chapbook. Her latest work is Time Out of Time. She has been short-listed for the BC Dorothy Livesay BC Award for Poetry and has won a Golden Crown Award for Poetry, the Victoria Butler Book Prize, a CBC Bookie Award, and a Governor Generals’ Award for Poetry. She lives in Victoria.
Grant Buday is the author of several novels and two memoirs. His latest novel, Orphans of Empire, taking place in early British Columbia, was a finalist for the BC and Yukon Roderick Haig Brown Regional Prize and the City of Victoria Prize. Two of his books, White Lung and Monday Night Man, were nominated for the Vancouver Book Prize. His short fiction has appeared in the Journey Prize Anthology and Best Canadian Short Stories. He lives on Mayne Island.
3 p.m. Pioneer Park, 7130 West Saanich Road, Brentwood Bay
Admission is by donation at the event. Suggested donation is $10. Although tickets are not required for this event, please register using Eventbrite by clicking on this link. There is no charge for registering on Eventbrite.
Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. Sun hats, sunscreen and a water bottle are recommended.