August 4, 2022: Bernice Friesen reading in Edworthy Park

Join Freehand Books and Bernice Friesen, author of Universal Disorder, and Deborah Willis, author of The Dark and Other Love Stories, for a pleasant afternoon reading in Edworthy Park. Bring your kids, your friends, your first dates, and maybe a picnic blanket! We’ll be at Picnic Site 2!

Edworthy Park — picnic site 2
5050 Spruce Drive SW
Thursday, Aug 4
2:30 pm


Bernice Friesen’s first novel, The Book of Beasts, was shortlisted for the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Her second novel, Universal Disorder, is about a boy named Charlie – neurodivergent, preoccupied with numbers, and desperately trying to solve for love. Once upon a time, Berni went to art school, treated her hair like sculpture, and did weird performance art. She currently lives on the Gulf Islands.

Deborah Willis’s first book, Vanishing and Other Stories, was named one of the Globe and Mail’s Best Books of 2009 and was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award. Her second collection, The Dark and Other Love Stories, was longlisted for the Giller Prize and won the Georges Bugnet Award. Debbie lives in Calgary and is Senior Editor at Freehand Books.

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