Event # 5 featuring author Mary Barnes discussing the book ‘What Fox Knew’.
Registration required. All ages event.
At Bay Press presents: The Better Book Club
An intimate reading and discussion series, featuring authors and artists published by At Bay Press. Every Monday, we will host a session via Zoom with live-streaming on Youtube and Facebook for 8 weeks, starting Monday, January 4th 2021. Each week, an At Bay Press author (and artist if the book is a graphic novel or visual book) will read from their latest novel, poetry collection, or graphic novel. Readings will be followed by an open discussion with attendees, just like a regular book club, but better since the author of the work will be in attendance!
About the book: With poems that both calm and awaken, Mary Barnes brings her Ojibwe roots to the fore and elegantly coaxes out the seemingly quiet world we often take for granted in What Fox Knew. In this masterful first collection, Barnes reveals this world anew, with tempered grace.
About the author: Mary Barnes is of Ojibwa descent. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and a winner of the Tom York Award for short fiction. She has written book reviews for The Antigonish Review and currently writes for Prairiefire. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals such as the Prairie Journal, Tower Poetry Society, and Voicings. Inspirations for her writing come from the landscape of her youth and everyday encounters. Her first collection of poetry What Fox Knew was released 2019 by At Bay Press and received two award nominations; The League of Canadian Poets Pat Lowther Award and the Manuela Dias Award. Born in Parry Sound, she now lives in Wasaga Beach with her husband Bob and writes, gardens, and talks to the birds.