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Di Brandt – 2016 Deep Bay Artists’ Residency

Di Brandt is an internationally-renowned, award-winning poet, and editor/author of more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction, creative essays and literary criticism. Her bestselling first collection of poetry, questions i asked my mother, was re-issued in 2015 in a 30th anniversary edition, with a tribute essay by Tanis MacDonald. Her latest poetry title is Walking to Mojacar, with French and Spanish translations by Charles Leblanc and Ari Belathar.

Deep Bay Residency Project

Residency dates: June 27 to July 10

Di Brandt will be writing a creative non-fiction piece trying to find traces of her long-deceased father at Riding Mountain National Park. He spent a few years there as an Alternative Service Worker during the Second World War. Di is interested in finding out what his life would have been like there in the Conscientious Objector Camp, and is hoping to use the park archival resources to help flesh out this family story.

Reading and Conversation with the Artist

Thursday, July 7th at 7:30 p.m.
Clear Lake Bowling Greens
Connect with some interesting Riding Mountain National Park history. Join Di at the Clear Lake Bowling Greens as she reads from her latest work based on her father’s experience in the Riding Mountain National Park camp for Alternative Service Workers.

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