A program for adults, Friday March 8, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm, Free
Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level
Four women writers explore how women inhabit space, metaphorically through Marilyn Bowering's poems and Sandra Djwa's biography of poet PK Page, and literally through Kathy Mezei's look at women's domestic history and Kate Braid's memoir of being a carpenter. Readings from each book will be followed by discussion with panelists and audience.
Since women started working in the trades in the 1970s, very little has been published about their experiences. Award-winning author Kate Braid reads from her memoir Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Mans World, the groundbreaking story of how she became a carpenter in the face of skepticism and discouragement, finding success in a male-dominated field.
Through evocative storytelling and stylish prose, Marilyn Bowerings new collection Soul Mouth explores the story of childhood and the development of observation, sexuality, and spirituality through their connections to the animal world and nature. Marilyn Bowering is an award-winning novelist, poet and playwright.
Sandra Djwa reads from Journey With No Maps: A Life of PK Page, the first biography of P.K. Page, a brilliant twentieth-century poet and a fine artist. This book is both the captivating story of a remarkable woman and a major contribution to the study of Canada's literary and artistic history. Sandra Djwa is an award-winning author, biographer and editor.
Kathy Mezei reads selections from the anthology, A Domestic Space Reader. The Domestic Space Reader addresses our collective fascination with houses and homes by providing the first comprehensive survey of the concept across time, cultures, and disciplines.
For more information please contact Vancouver Public Library at 604-331-3603 (starfishian)