Summer Words: Discussions with Powell River Authors ft. Anna Byrne and andrea bennett
Summer Words is a two-part series featuring discussions with Powell River authors.
The first in this series features readings and conversation with writers Anna Byrne and andrea bennett.
Anna Byrne is the author of Seven Year Summer, the story of two women destined for death. While in her early 30s, Anna was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form. Written largely while sitting bedside during the four weeks of Eleanor’s dying, Seven Year
Summer seeks to uncover how a person can remain emotionally, psychologically and spiritually intact when bodily survival seems improbable. Anna’s writing seeks the intersection of suffering and spirituality. Her previous publications include a contributed chapter to the book Feminism and Religion (Praeger 2016), contributed poetry for the book, “Children of the Collapse,” and several articles.
Anna has survived four cancer diagnosis. She is the coordinator for the Powell River Hospice Society.
andrea bennett is the National Magazine Award–winning author of one book of poetry and two guidebooks. Their non-fiction has been published by The Atlantic, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, Vogue Italia, and many others. Their first book of essays, Like a Boy but Not a Boy, is forthcoming with Arsenal Pulp Press this fall.
Wednesday, July 22 from 3 to 4 pm on Zoom
Registration is required. To register email Megan Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org.