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Authors Among Us

Remembering the Past in Poetry and Prose

Meet authors who explore personal memories and historical events through their writing.

November 4, 2015 (Wednesday), 6:30-8:30 PM
Guildford Library, Newspaper Lounge

For more information and to save your spot, please call 604-598-7366.

Meet the Authors

Heidi Greco, author of Shrinking Violets, Rattlesnake Plantain, and a number of anthologized poems
A longtime resident of Surrey, Heidi Greco is pleased that our city now has its own official Poet Laureate. She looks forward to seeing how this raises the profile of poetry here. Heidi’s poems appear in three anthologies published in 2015 – Make it True: Poetry from Cascadia (Leaf Press, Nanaimo), The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (Anvil Press, Vancouver) and Translating Horses: the line, the thread, the underside (Baseline Press, London ON). She often leads workshops on a variety of topics. Her novella, Shrinking Violets, won a national award in 2011.

Olive Caldwell Lee, author of Living out the Dream
Olive Caldwell Lee lives in the lower mainland of British Columbia. She was raised on a farm in Fallowfield, close to the original homesteads of the Caldwells and Argues, the families whose lives are described in the book. This story describes the life and times of two Irish families who decided to emigrate to Canada in the 1820's. Written by a descendant, it brings together many historical documents, letters written by family members and others, and stories handed down over the years of the difficulties faced in the new world.

Rose Seiler Scott, author of Threaten to Undo Us
Since fifth grade, Rose has enjoyed writing, but her career path took several turns including piano teaching and mother of four, before completing her first novel, based on a family story. Threaten to Undo Us (May, 2015), based on the real life story of a family torn apart by two powerful regimes during and after World War Two, is the result of years of research, exposing history that few in the Western world are familiar with. Two inspirational non-fiction pieces will appear in the Hot Apple Cider with Cinnamon compilation in Fall 2015. Rose is a longtime resident of Surrey, B.C. and lives with her husband Andy and their two youngest children.

Kevin Spenst, author of Jabbering with Bing Bong
Kevin Spenst is the author of Jabbering with Bing Bong (Anvil Press) and the chapbooks Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press), Retractable (the serif of nottingham), Happy Hollow and the Surrey Suite (self-published), What the Frag Meant (100 tetes press), snap (Pooka Press), and Surrey Sonnets (JackPine press). He has done a one-man show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival and over a hundred readings of his poetry across the country. His work has won the Lush Triumphant Award for Poetry and has most recently appeared in BafterC, Poetry is Dead, Lemon Hound and the anthology Best Canadian Poetry 2014.