Pat Carney - On Island Book Reading & Talk - Sept 16, 3pm
The Vancouver Maritime Museum proudly presents Pat Carney, author of 'On Island - Life Among the Coast Dwellers' - Sunday, September 16, 3pm
Prior to her life before politics, Carney was a prize winning journalist. Writing for the Province, the Vancouver Sun , and various national and international newspapers including the New York Times , hers was a familiar byline for more than twenty years, and since her retirement from politics in 2008, she has returned to her lifelong passion for writing. In her debut short story collection, On Island , Carney follows the rhythms of day-to-day life in coastal bc by featuring a revolving cast of archetypal small community characters. Her witty and perceptive voice describes how the islanders weather the storms of coastal life while navigating everyday dramas.
Drawing from her observations of the personalities and problems she’s encountered over five decades of living on island, Carney simultaneously evokes the romantic landscape of the British Columbia coast and addresses the less-idyllic moments: power outages, winter storms, and isolation.
Pat Carney is a journalist, educator, and politician, serving as a former Member of Parliament, cabinet minister, and senator. She was awarded the Order of Canada for her leadership role in these fields. She lives on Saturna Island.
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