Marilyn Bowering author talk “Out of the Shadows: Writing and Restoration”
Updated June 25, 2019
602 Stanley Street
BC V1L 1N4
The Nelson Public Library not only champions the written word, but also supports its creation. The Library hosts a public talk by Elephant Mountain Literary Festival’s Writer-in-Residence Marilyn Bowering on Thursday, July 11 at 7:30pm in partnership with the Festival.
Bowering is the author of 22 books of poetry, fiction, and essays. She has received numerous accolades, nominations, and awards, including the Gwendolyn MacEwen, Pat Lowther, and Dorothy Livesay prizes for poetry. She taught creative writing at the University of Victoria and Vancouver Island University, and she’s held positions as writer-in-residence across Canada.
Bowering’s talk, entitled “Out of the Shadows: Writing and Restoration,” explores the role that writers can have in bringing unknown stories to light. She’ll discuss this through the lens of her own project, to write the story of Mary MacLeod, an exiled and silenced 17th-century Hebridean poet. Forbidden from composing either inside or out-of-doors, the rebel poet wrote on the threshold of her home. Bowering’s poetry collection, Threshold, was published by Leaf Press in 2015.