Regina Book Launch: David Carpenter w/ Special Guest Bruce Rice

THURSDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2022 FROM 19:00-20:00

Celebrate with David Carpenter in launching his new book, I Never Met A Rattlesnake I Didn’t Like. The stories that fuel these essays are as diverse as the animals—and insects at its heart. David will be joined by Bruce Rice.

This event will take place in the newly renovated Community Commons at Central Library. THIS IS A FREE EVENT. Please register here:

Books will be available for sale courtesy of The Penny University Bookstore.

David Carpenter is the author of more than a dozen books, including nonfiction, several novels (most recently The Gold), short story collections, a collection of novellas (most recently Welcome to Canada), and one volume of poetry. He has also worked as an editor, most notably as the editor of The Literary History of Saskatchewan. He was shortlisted for the 2015 Tom Fairley Award for Editorial Excellence for his work on The Education of Augie Merasty. He has received several Saskatchewan Book Awards, including Book of the Year for the essay collection Courting Saskatchewan, as well as National and Western Magazine Awards for his magazine writing. David taught for many years at the University of Saskatchewan. He is an avid fly fisherman and nature-obsessed hiker and conservationist. He lives in Saskatoon.

Bruce Rice recently served as Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate. An essayist and editor, his six collections of poetry include The Vivian Poems: Street Photographer Vivian Maier (Radiant Press). Bruce has been called “a master of light.” Almost all of his work is inspired by Art. He writes about individual lives, community and how we are transformed by landscape even as we leave our footprints on it. Bruce lives in Regina, on Treaty 4 Territory and the homeland of the Métis. 

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