Join us at 2pm on Saturday April 4th for an afternoon with Eve Joseph! This event will feature an author reading, question and answer period, and opportunities to purchase books and get them signed.

Eve Joseph is a Victoria-based author and also a Griffin Poetry Prize winner (2019). Her previous poetry collections have been nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award and in 2010 she was awarded the P.K. Page Founder’s Award for poetry. Her non-fiction book about death and dying, In the Slender Margin (2016), won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Award. Quarrels, Joseph’s most recent work , is a collection of self-designated prose poems that blur the line between dream and reality through the use of bizarre imagery, strange associations, and surreal logic. Joseph’s writing has equal claim to gravity and playfulness, weight and warmth. Her experimentations with language and narrative subvert expectations, revealing the magic that hides within ordinary human experience.

The judges for the Griffin Poetry Prize said this about Quarrels:

“In Quarrels, Eve Joseph’s delightful collection of prose poems, you enter the marvelous and that is the truth! The poet has surrendered herself to the realm of the illogical, trusting that it has a logic of its own, and the outcome is, indeed, a new music. These poems are intriguing spaces and moments defeating the boundaries of the real, but rest assured, Joseph leads you by the hand with warmth, wit and empathy.”

This event is part of the author reading series Big Names, Little City. All events are moderated by members of the Federation of British Columbia Writers with book sales provided by Windowseat Books. Don’t miss future events at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library featuring Michael Christie, Susan Juby, and Billy-Ray Belcourt.

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