Media Advisory | September 21, 2012

Nancy Holmes, Anne Fleming kick off Visiting Author Series

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Book launches first up in 2012-13 Okanagan literary season

What: UBC Visiting Author Series
Who: Authors Anne Fleming and Nancy Holmes
When:  7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, October 4
Where: Okanagan Public Library, 1380 Ellis St., Kelowna

Nationally acclaimed local authors Nancy Holmes and Anne Fleming will launch their latest books at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 4, at the downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.

Nancy Holmes’s new book of poems is The Flicker Tree. How can a 21st-century mind, saturated with the culture and metaphors of contemporary life, connect to the natural world that surrounds us? Holmes asks. Her poems explore society’s complicity in the destruction of, and love for wild animals, plants, and places.

Anne Fleming’s third book is a collection of short fiction entitled Gay Dwarves of America. There are no gay dwarves in Gay Dwarves of America, but there's a mother of a teen with dwarfism who worries he might be gay, a parasitologist named Edna who longs for the love of a certain young woman, a boy on a unicycle, and a hockey mom in Toronto who pretends to be Swiss.

This free community event is the first of the 2012-2013 Visiting Author Series events hosted in downtown Kelowna by the Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, the UBC Bookstore, the Okanagan Regional Library and the Canada Council for the Arts.

After Thursday's launch, the Visiting Author Series continues on October 21 at 3 p.m. featuring author and journalist Deni Y. Béchard. This talk also takes place at the downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library.


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