Short stories, essays offered by writers

Two Vancouver Island authors celebrate the launch of their new books at the Nanaimo Museum  Tuesday (Nov. 22),  2:30-4:30 p.m.

Nanaimo’s Kim Clark will read from her feisty new short stories Attemptations and Victoria’s award-winning writer Madeline Sonik will read from her fascinating collection of personal essays, Afflictions and Departures.

All eleven stories in Attemptations – ranging from micro-fiction to near maxi-fiction – are peopled by women, often physically challenged women. Disease and desire, mothering and the mundane propel her ongoing journey between poetry and prose.

Affliction and Departures are first-person experiential essays by Sonik.

Although Sonik explores some of the salient personal experiences of her young life, the essays are not traditional memoir. In addition to incidents and feelings recaptured from memory, Sonik seeks out connections between the microcosm of the daily events of her childhood and the social, historical and scientific trends of the time.

Admission is free. For more information, please call 250-753-1821.

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