Award-winning Writer in Residence at the gardens

THE MCLOUGHLIN GARDENS SOCIETY welcomes poet and writer, Arleen Paré, Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, as our 2018 Writer-in-Residence.

Arleen Paré will be in residence at the McLoughlin Gardens during the month of August. She will offer one-to-one consultations with local writers, give a oneday workshop and read from her work during an afternoon reading at the Courtenay Library.

A master of the mixed-genre book, Arleen Paré is both a novelist and a poet. Her first book, Paper Trail, won the Victoria Butler Book Prize. Leaving Now, her second, was listed as an All Lit Up top ten book. Her third, a collection of poetry entitled Lake of Two Mountains, tells the story of a lake and the many relationships built up around it. The book won both a Governor General’s Literary Award and a CBC Bookie Prize.

Consultations with Arleen

Visit mcloughlingardens.org under Literary to book a time and find out about submitting your poetry or prose. The Habit of Art workshop on August 18th is now full.

Don’t miss Arleen’s Poetry Reading!

Tuesday, August 21st, 4:30 p.m. at the Courtenay Library. Arleen will read from her recent collection, The Girls with Stone Faces, which describes the lives and art of two well-known
twentieth-century sculptors, Florence Wyle and Frances Loring.