Featuring: Michael Crummey, Mariko Nagai, Anna Smaill; moderated by Kerryn Leitch
Location: The Bookworm
Event Code: BW19C
Three writers gather to discuss the role of memory and place in their stories. In Michael Crummey’s latest novel, Sweetland, residents of an endangered Newfoundland community – led by one enigmatic Moses Sweetland – try to save the last vestiges of their history. In Mariko Nagai’s Dust of Eden – a “novel” written as a series of poems – the main characters try to make sense of their identities after being relocated from their Seattle homes to Japanese internment camps during World War II. And in Anna Smaill’s The Chimes, the written word is replaced with music and memory is wholly wiped out.