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Bowering’s Victory Lap


Bowering in Kelowna croppedGeorge Bow­er­ing was born in the nude near­ly 80 years ago. To cel­e­brate this mile­stone he’s launched a brand-spank­ing new web­site ( and will be tour­ing the coun­try in sup­port of the 4 books he’s pub­lish­ing this year — The World, I Guess (poet­ry), 10 Women (short fic­tion), Writ­ing the Okana­gan (anthol­o­gy), and Attack of the Toga Gang (mid­dle-school nov­el)  — a prodi­gious out­put for a man a quar­ter of his age. Hav­ing just wrapped up a jaunt around the Okana­gan (includ­ing at Mosa­ic books in Kelow­na, as seen above), his next engage­ment is part of the Van­cou­ver Writ­ers Fest:

George Bowering in Conversation with Colin Browne

Tues­day, Oct. 20th, 6:30 — 7:15 pm. Stu­dio 1398 (on Granville Island)

$20  — Pur­chase tick­ets here. (& don’t let the event title fool you; this is “a par­ty,” accord­ing to the VWF.)

There are also a num­ber of events at points fur­ther east before a big bash back home in Van­cou­ver:

Octo­ber 25th, Ottawa
Fundrais­er for the Al Pur­dy A-Frame Asso­ci­a­tion (details TK)

Octo­ber 26th, Ottawa Writ­ers Fes­ti­val
A Writ­ing Life: One on One with George Bow­er­ing
Christ Church Cathe­dral, 414 Sparks St., 12:00 pm.

Octo­ber 28th, Win­nipeg
An Evening with George Bow­er­ing (a Win­nipeg Inter­na­tion­al Writ­ers Fes­ti­val and McNal­ly Robin­son joint)
Grant Park in the Atri­um, 7:00 pm.

Octo­ber 29th, Win­nipeg
Archives & Poet­ry Sym­po­sium
George Bow­er­ing is the fea­tured speak­er; oth­ers include Jean Baird (speak­ing on the Al Pur­dy A-Frame as a “liv­ing archive”), War­ren Car­i­ou, Den­nis Coo­ley, Bar­bara Romanik, and Shel­ley Sweeney.
Archives & Spe­cial Col­lec­tions, 3rd floor Eliz­a­beth Dafoe Library, Uni­ver­si­ty of Man­i­to­ba, 2:00 — 5:00 pm.

Novem­ber 7th, Van­cou­ver
George Bow­er­ing & Glen Lewis Dou­ble Birth­day Bash
West­ern Front, 303 E. 8th Ave. (Details TK)