Events: Writing Back to the Land

2016-10-21 14:18:PM ago by natalie.simpson

Join us for readings and discussion with Jenna Butler and Dymphny Dronyk. Jenna Butler's book, A Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail, documents her journey to create a working farm from a patch of bush land in Northern Alberta.

Friday, October 28
3:00 PM
Pages Books on Kensington
1135 Kensington Road NW

Profession of Hope: Farming on the Edge of the Grizzly Trail cover

**Winner of the Canadian Authors Association Exporting Alberta Award**
**Gold Medal for the Green Living category in the Living Now Book Awards**
**Finalist for the High Plains Book Award for creative nonfiction**

"Early in the winter of 2006, Jenna Butler found herself standing on a cold country road, looking over an unpromising quarter section of northern bush. With the glow of her car’s headlights, she surveyed an abandoned grain bin, listened to the howl of a coyote pack and the call of a great horned owl, and knew a switch had flipped inside of her. Passionate about small farming and organic practices, Butler and her partner have withstood drought, floods, insects and their neighbours’ disbelief over the past nine years to create Larch Grove Farm." (from Wolsak & Wynn)

Can't make it to the afternoon reading? Jenna Butler will also be talking about writing at the University of Lethbridge, Bow Valley College South campus (345 6th Avenue SE), Room S4021 at 6:00 PM.

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