Feb 28, 2013 / 10:31 am
The author of Shoot!, the novel chosen for Okanagan Reads – a project that encourages people throughout the Okanagan to read the same book – will be making an appearance at several branches of the Okanagan Regional Library.
George Bowering has written over 80 books of fiction, non-fiction, plays and poetry. He is also a recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 1969 and the award for Fiction in 1980.
Shoot! chronicles the adventures of the McLean Gang and brings to life the historical account of the murder of constable Johnny Ussher in the 1800’s – known as “breeds,” mixed Scottish and Salish blood, the McLeans were outcasts of both cultures and destined to be outlaws.
“George Bowering in one of Canada’s most celebrated writers,” says Librarian Fern Teleglow, coordinator of Okanagan Reads.
“Raised in Oliver, he has focused much of his work on British Columbia and in particular the Thompson Okanagan. We’re excited to have him share with is the telling of some of the area’s history.”
Bowering will be appearing at local branches of the Okanagan Regional Library, including stops in Summerland on Feb. 28, Vernon on March 1 at 7 p.m., and Kelowna on March 2 at 2 p.m.
Okanagan Reads runs until March 8, and readers can follow the dialogue and join the discussion at their website.
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