Haig-Brown Writer in Residence Open House

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Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
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The public is invited to an open house reception being held at the Haig-Brown Heritage House on Sunday, November 22 from 1 - 3pm to welcome the 2015/2016 Writer in Residence.  Take this opportunity to meet author Wayne Grady, this year’s writer, who will be staying at the House from November 2015 to April 2016. 

Wayne Grady, the award-winning author of the novel Emancipation Day, has left his home north of Kingston, Ontario, to spend a winter in the historic Haig-Brown House.  Grady is not only a well-known author, but he is also an editor, translator, and teacher of writing.  He has written 14 books of fiction and non-fiction, including books on natural history, science, travel and personal essays.  One of his books, Tree: A Life Story, was co-authored with David Suzuki.

Grady is an experienced writer in residence, and during his stay at the Haig-Brown House is looking forward to holding workshops and discussion sessions for writers of all genres and levels of experience.  He has lots of experience working with emerging writers, and strives to create an environment in which emerging writers feel safe to explore the emotional and psychological aspects of writing in a place where they can expect to be taken seriously as writers.

Grady also plans to make use of his time at Haig-Brown House putting the finishing touches on his second novel and completing a translation of Daniel Poliquin’s novel, Vol de l’Ange (Angel’s Flight).  

Wayne Grady’s residency is made possible through assistance from Canada Council for the Arts.  The Haig-Brown House is located at 2250 Campbell River Rd.  Call the Museum 250-287-3103 for details.