Wednesday, 11 September 2013 16:54

Saskatchewan author opens Write Out Loud series

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On Sept. 18, award-winning author Candace Savage will be the first author in the exciting 2013/14 Write Out Loud series at the Lyric Theatre.


Her most recent book, and the focus of her presentation at the Lyric, is A Geography of Blood, a book that has garnered much critical praise as well as national and local awards. A Geography of Blood is a combination of memoir, travelogue and historical narrative. Savage, who is based in Saskatoon, looks forward to talking to the Swift Current crowd.
“I will be focussing on A Geography of Blood,” said  Savage. “It is always a privilege and a pleasure to be in the company of people who care about books.”
Savage was born in Alberta and has enjoyed a long and storied career as the writer of more than two dozen nonfiction books on a wide variety of subjects and genres. Blessed with an insatiable curiosity, she has written historical and biographical studies for both adults and young readers, explored near space in Aurora, insect social life in Bees, and grassland conservation in Prairie: A Natural History. 
It exposes a forgotten part of our national and local history, a difficult and often disturbing piece of the history of the settlement of the prairies, “the nightmare side of Canada’s national dream.” 
The book grew out of a visit in 2000 to Eastend, Saskatchewan, “a speck in the Big Empty of the North American outback” and it has quickly become one of her best known works
The Write Out Loud committee welcomes Candace Savage to the Lyric stage Sept. 18. Doors open at 6:30 with the program to begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

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