BC Book Prizes presents author Laisha Rosnau and Darrel J. McLeod

Updated 2019/04/24

2019/05/15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Powell River Public Library is excited to host the 2019 BC Book Prizes tour. On Wednesday, May 15 writers Laisha Rosnau, and Darrel J. McLeod will present and read in the First Credit Union Community Room.

Laisha Rosnau’s book Our Familiar Hunger (Nightwood Editions) is nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Our Familiar Hunger is a book about the strength, will, struggle and fortitude of generations of women and how those relationships and knowledges interact, inform, transform and burden. These poems are memories of reclaimed history and attempts at starting over in a new place. They are the fractured reality of trickle-down inheritance, studies of the epigenetic grief we carry and the myriad ways that interferes or interprets our best attempts.

Darrel J. McLeod’s book Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age (Douglas & McIntyre) is nominated for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award. Beautifully written, honest and thought-provoking, Mamaskatch—named for the Cree word used as a response to dreams shared—is ultimately an uplifting account of overcoming personal and societal obstacles. In spite of the traumas of Darrel’s childhood, deep and mysterious forces handed down by his mother helped him survive and thrive: her love and strength stayed with him to build the foundation of what would come to be a very fulfilling and adventurous life.

For more information about the BC Book Prize visit their website here.

For more information about this event contact Megan Cole at 604-485-4796 or email cole@prpl.ca.