Inhabiting Women’s Space: Perspectives from Poetry, Memoir, Biography and History

Inhabiting Women’s Space: Perspectives from Poetry, Memoir, Biography and History

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Date: 1/22/2013 10:20 am
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Date of event Friday, March 8, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location of event Central Library, 350 W. Georgia St., Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level

Please join authors Kate Braid, Marilyn Bowering, Sandra Djwa and Kathy Mezei as they present their recent work.

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 Man’s 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 Bowering’s 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. The product of over a decade's research and writing, 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.  Domestic spaces play an immense role in our cultural consciousness. 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.

Free admission. Seating is limited.

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