Personal Tales: How a Country Boy Became a Poet

George Bowering

Date/Time: Wed Aug 21, 2013, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm     0

Location: Simon Fraser University (SFU) at Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC


George Bowering, a poet in conversation with Wayde Compton

Simultaneously both a rural (in origin) and urban (in mid- and late career) writer, George Bowering will discuss how his youth in British Columbia’s small-town interior has influenced and vexed his writing. Bowering’s vast repertoire of books includes just about all forms that live: poems, stories, essays, novels, criticism, memoir, and so on. But in many of these works, which move from the province’s interior to its coast, from city to city in Canada, and from continent to continent, a poet’s mind and a small-town boy’s eye endure—even where they are crossed out or re-combined with other thoughts and views. Hear Bowering speak about the assemblage of himself as a writer, in and out of place.

This lecture is free. Seating is limited, so reserve your seat today at the Summer Writes website.



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