An Evening with Cedar Bowers and Grant Hayter-Menzies
Novelist and historian will read from and discuss their latest books.
7:00pm - 8:00pm Doors at: 6:30pm
Novelist Cedar Bowers will read from Astra, which was nominated for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. The novel traces the life from childhood through middle age of Astra, a woman who grows up on an agricultural commune in British Columbia, through the third-person perspectives of various other figures in her life. Bowers has also published short stories in Joyland, Taddle Creek, and The Malahat Review.
Historian and biographer Grant Hayter-Menzies will read from his latest book, Muggins: The Life and Afterlife of a Canadian Canine War Hero, published in 2021. Grant's previous books have explored extraordinary lives. They include Mrs. Ziegfeld: The Public and Private Lives of Billie Burke; Charlotte Greenwood: The Life and Career of Comic Star of Vaudeville, Radio and Film; Woo: The Monkey Who Inspired Emily Carr, and From Stray Dog to World War I Hero.