Who: Award-winning novelist, Fred Stenson
What: Woodshed Reading Series
When: Friday, June 12, 7pm
Where: Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre, 969 Raymer road
On Friday June 12th at 7pm, UBC’s Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre is honoured to welcome Fred Stenson, award-winning novelist, non-fiction and film writer. Stenson is the author of The Trade (Giller Prize finalist and winner of the Grant MacEwan’s Author’s Prize) and Who By Fire (Doubleday Canada, 2014). Stenson will be reading from his works and hosting a public Q&A. There will also be live music courtesy of the talented Nils Loewen. This is a free event and all are welcome. Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre is located at 969 Raymer Road, in the Mission area of Kelowna.
Stenson spent his formative years in Alberta ranching country. Stenson’s latest novel, Who by Fire, is the story of an Albertan farm family faced with the arrival of a dangerous gas plant. This is a not a simple story about industry versus community. The son of the family works for a gas company. The picture is nuanced, complicated, and the characters, conflicted. The Globe and Mail writes that Who by Fire is a “well-researched and compelling narrative about the price paid in our complex relationship with an industry on which we are now dependent.” Come join us at Woodhaven for this timely discussion.
The Woodshed Reading Series is sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts, The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC, The Association of Literature, Environment and Culture in Canada, and the Regional District of the Central Okanagan.
The Woodshed Reading Series is in its second year and will host readings throughout May to August. Follow us on our Facebook page ‘The Woodshed Readings’ or on our blog: blogs.ubc.ca/woodhavencentre for more great events all summer long.