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Miriam Clavier and John Donlan: A Book Launch and Reading
January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Massy Books and local authors Miriam Clavir and John Donlan for the launch of Clavir’s new mystery Fate Accompli: Murder in Quebec City, and readings form Donlan’s new poetry collection, Out All Day. Lyric Canadian nature poetry and a Quebec City murder; what’s not to like?
Free Entry, Refreshments provided.
About Miriam Clavir
Miriam Clavir is a writer and a professional art and cultural materials conservator. She is the retired senior conservator at the Museum of Anthropology and has authored a seminal work and many articles in conservation. Fate Accompli is her second mystery novel. She has also published literary short stories.
Fate Accompli: Archeology in a vibrant city reveals a mystery in its past and a horrid crime in its present. Bérénice “Berry” Cates, preserving artifacts on the dig, tracks down information while, like Quebec City’s ancient stone Golden Dog, she waits for her moment of revenge, when she can “bite him who has bitten me”.
About John Donlan:
John Donlan inhabits and reimagines wilderness to reveal how much nature is a part of us. The poems in Out All Day evoke our sense of loss and mourning as we live through the sixth extinction of the natural world.
Out All Day is John Donlan’s sixth poetry collection. He is a former public service librarian at the Vancouver Public Library, and he and Miriam live in East Vancouver.