Wherever home may be “Certain places follow us, like shadows” writes Julian Hoffman in the Small Heart of Things and it’s especially true when we have come and gone from that place. We feel a connection to places that impact our lives and like Maleea Acker says in her book of poetry, Air-Proof Green, “It’s whole. It’s thought, but / open to sky. It’s always been here.” It’s important to take the time to pay attention to those thoughts and feelings, “where we live, and to be alert to the lively mythologies and stories, old and new, which present themselves as we increase our familiarity with the living natural world around us,” encourages John Schrieber in The Junction. There is no detail that, when closely examined, is not lively and fully alive.
Join us for an evening reading and discussion focused on places lived in and ruminated on, from northern Greece to small towns in the Pyrenees to mainland BC.
Joint reading with John Schreiber, Maleea Acker and Julian Hoffman. Discussion led by Lorne Daniel.