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One Page Presents: Barbara Kingsolver

October 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join KFPL and Kingston WritersFest, along with libraries and festivals across Canada, for the premiere event in the new One Page: Canada’s Virtual Literary Series programme!

For the first time in many years, famed author of The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver, talks directly to Canadians about her latest book, in this case, a slim and beautiful collection of poems, How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons) which demonstrates again her mastery over words and ideas. At once funny and moving, clever and bold, these poems show us everything from how to rent a beach house to how to swim in the Bay of Naples to how to spend an afternoon with a postman and though they weren’t written with current events at front of mind, there is much here that speaks to us in the latter part of 2020 as societies teeter on the possibility of new rounds of quarantining and self-isolation.

Kingsolver talks with CBC arts journalist, Aparita Bhandari, about her career, her poetry and what we can all learn about the lessons life continues to teach us.

About the author
Barbara Kingsolver is the author of nine bestselling works of fiction, including the novels, Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Poisonwood Bible, Animal Dreams, and The Bean Trees, as well as books of poetry, essays, and creative nonfiction. Her work of narrative nonfiction is the enormously influential bestseller Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. Kingsolver’s work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned literary awards and a devoted readership at home and abroad. She was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country’s highest honor for service through the arts, as well as the prestigious Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her body of work. She lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.

About the interviewer
Aparita Bhandari is an arts and life reporter in Toronto. She has been published in Canadian media including CBC, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and Walrus magazine. Her areas of interest and expertise lie in the intersections of gender, culture and ethnicity. She is the producer and co-host of the Hindi language podcast, KhabardaarPodcast.com.


October 8, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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