Fat Oyster Reading Series

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Join us Apr. 26 with the following authors:

Doors open at 6:30! Reading at 7:00

dee hobsbawn-smith’s poetry, essays, fiction and journalism has appeared in newspapers, websites, magazines, anthologies and literary journals in Canada, the USA and Scotland, including Grain, Gastronomica: The Journal of Culture and Food, The Malahat Reiview, Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, Vallum, CV2, Freefall and others. In 2015-16, she served as the Saskatoon Public Library’s 35th Writer in Residence. A retired chef and ex-restaurateur, she lives west of Saskatoon and earned her MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan. She has published seven books and also makes handcrafted chapbook sunder her own imprint of Dogpatch Press. Foodshed: An Edible Albert Alphabet (Touchwood, 2012) won three international awards for its unflinching examination of the politics and challenges of small-scale sustainable food production. Her first collection of poetry, Wildness Rushing In (Hagios, 2014) was a finalist for Book of the Year and Best Poetry Collection at the Saskatchewan Book Awards. It was followed by her first short fiction collection, What Can’t Be Undone (Thistledown, 2015.) At present, she is working on her debut novel, an essay collection, and new poetry. Most recently, she has contributed to the SK poetry anthology, Line Dance (Burton Books, 2016), edited by Gerald Hill, and was part of a contingent of Canadian poets who read at The Bowery Poetry Club in New York City. www.deehobsbawnsmith.com

Carolyn Redl Carolyn recently retired after teaching CanLit, Arctic Women’s Narratives, and Creative Writing at universities in Alberta and B.C. She loves to travel and once spent over a year camping along the outermost roads of North America—her “Postcards Home” column recording these ventures appeared in The Edmonton Journal and other Southam newspapers. Pursuing a goal to fly to every country touched by the Arctic Circle, she has so far ventured to and written about northern places in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Norway.  She currently works on two books: One integrates stories of her northern experiences with flashbacks to those of other Arctic women who published books on their northern lives—and there are well over 200 of these accounts. The other, tentatively titled, “Seasons by the Salish Sea,” is her personal interpretation of the many seasonal events occurring in nature along our ever-changing coastline. Most recently, she facilitated a workshop in Ft. McMurray, “Coming Through Fire to Write about Childhood Memories.” Her book A Canadian Childhood (2016) has launched her into giving memoir writing workshops and encouraging everyone to write about their childhoods to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Madhur Anand is the author of “A New Index for Predicting Catastrophes” (McClelland and Stewart/Penguin Random House Canada, 2015) which was nominated for the 2016 Trillium Book Award for Poetry. More recent work appears in “The Walrus” and is forthcoming in “Joyland”. She is a professor of ecology at the University of Guelph.





Poster for April 26, 2017

See the photos from our Reading March 04, 2017

The Fat Oyster Reading series is supported by:


The Fanny Bay Community Association, Macs Oysters, Fanny Bay Oysters, and Hollie Wood Oysters.

Other Sites of interest:

FatOysterReading on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fatoysterreading

Write Here http://www.nic.bc.ca/about_us/events/reading_series.aspx

WordStorm http://www.wordstorm.ca/

Denman Island Writers and Readers Festival  http://denmanislandwritersfestival.com/

Elevate the Arts  http://www.elevatethearts.com/

Words on the Water  http://www.wordsonthewater.ca/

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