Join us online, via ZOOM, February 25th at 7pm for a live reading of their work.
Nicole’s Sunshine Coast reading will include selections from her Beowulf, a rollicking tale of toxic masculinity against the Beast from Outside. Markotić’s translation is both irreverently hilarious and meticulously researched. In the words of one reviewer, “Upending the tale with her fresh and enchanting style, Markotić gives a nod to previous translations, winks at canonical critics, bares historical biases, all while gifting transmogrifying pages that will whet your whimsy!”
Queer foodie BC author Meneghetti reads from her memoir, What The Mouth Wants, & translation of novel The Fifth.
What the Mouth Wants is an intimate and sensual memoir, tracing the Italian-Canadian, queer author’s life journey through her relationships with food, family and love. As she grows into her identity she understands that, like herbs infusing a sauce with flavour, her differences add a delicious complexity to her life.
Meneghetti also translated from the French The Fifth, a novel about a polyamorous relationship, by Quebec author MP Boisvert, who will join us via Zoom.
Free but space is limited; contact the Library to register. Also accessible live on Zoom via the Library’s website.
Come discuss “Haven” by Emma Donoghue.
Around 600 AD, three Irish monks set out in a small boat to found a monastery on an island their leader has seen only in a dream. On this isolated, barren rock in the ocean, what physical and moral tests will their survival require?
Ask at the Library Checkout Desk for a special book club copy. In-person space is limited: contact the Library to register. Also accessible live on Zoom on the Library’s website.
One day, you may need someone to help you make, or carry out, decisions concerning your health care and finances. A Representation Agreement, for health care decisions, and Power of Attorney, for financial decisions, can help you prepare for this possibility. Come learn how you can create these legal documents, to plan for and protect your future wishes.
Presenter Alison Sawyer is a retired lawyer who specialized in wills and estates. She will follow up this workshop with another about Wills & Estates on Feb 25th.
Free but space is limited; contact the Library to register. Also accessible live via Zoom from the Library’s website.
Gibsons filmmaker Liz Marshall explores the question “are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?” in her thought-provoking and award-winning documentary The Ghosts in Our Machine. St. Hilda’s Green Forum speaker series presents a special free screening of Marshall’s film, which will take place both in-person and on Zoom. The event will also feature a Q&A with Marshall.
The Ghosts in Our Machine gently reveals one of the most haunting moral dilemmas of our modern world, illuminating the plight of animals rescued from and living within the machine of our modern world, from captive foxes to rescued dairy cows. Marshall directs this powerful documentary through the heart and lens of animal rights photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur.