"My October Ferry to Gabriola & Other Journeys with Malcolm Lowry" - a presentation by Sherrill Grace, PhD

Date & Time:
10/01/2016 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Phone: 250-247-7878
E-mail: gabriolaisland@virl.bc.ca

In October 1946, British novelist Malcolm Lowry visited Gabriola Island. His notes from that trip resulted in his iconic novel October Ferry to Gabriola. The Gabriola Museum, Friends of the Library, and Gabriola Island branch library have teamed up to present a series of events to commemorate Lowry's visit.

Malcolm Lowry was a traveller. He longed for a place to call home and yet was constantly on the move in search of such a place. People who read and study his life and work get caught up in the same kind of travelling — "Tooloose Lowrytreks," he called them. In this talk, Sherrill Grace will revisit her many travels in search of Lowry as she prepared his collected letters and as she followed his foodsteps from Caldy to Cuernavaca to "Eridanus" — with many steps along the way.

Many years ago, Sherrill Grace did her PhD thesis on Lowry, and she has continued to be interested in him and his work. She is the editor of Sursum Corda! The Collected Letters of Malcolm Lowry and has written extensively on his fiction.

This is a free, drop in event. Everyone welcome.


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