26
Sunday
Apr
2015
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks Street
8:30pm

Sense and Sensibility
with Obi Simic,
Nina Berkhout
and Beth Powning

Hosted by Adrian Harewood
"This artful, multi-layered novel describes a love between two sisters.... Nina Berkhout is a master at showing how we trick ourselves into believing that we can hunt down and hold the elusive other.
— Claire Holden Rothman
Beth Powning - Photo courtesy of Peter Powning
Nina Berkhout
Obi Simic

Join us for readings from three novels that focus the hearts and minds of unforgettable women, and a conversation on the remarkable journeys–literal and figurative–each must make to find their place in the world.

 

Getting Over Yonder, the debut novel by Ottawa’s Obi Simic, follows Olivia Ugochinyere on her journey of self-discovery as a young, Black, Canadian struggling to find her place in modern society.

 

The Gallery of Lost Species, the debut novel by Ottawa’s Nina Berkhout, is about finding solace in unexpected places — in works of art, in people and in animals that the world has forgotten.

 

A Measure of Light by New Brunswick’s Beth Powning, brings to life an extraordinary historical figure, Mary Dyer, a seventeenth-century Puritan who flees persecution in England, only to find the colony of Massachusetts Bay as dangerous as the country she left behind. 

 

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