Kim Clark reads from A One-Handed Novel

Jan
25
When: Thursday, Jan 25, 2018, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Nanaimo Campus

Building 345, Room 207


Add to CalendarKim Clark reads from A One-Handed Novel01/25/2018 10:00 AM01/25/2018 11:00 AMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverNanaimo author Kim Clark describes herself as an “ordinary woman,” but those who know her will tell you she’s anything but. Here’s a woman who didn’t start writing until after she’d passed her fortieth birthday and had been diagnosed with progressive Multiple Sclerosis. With four kids at home, dealing with an (almost) terminally ill husband, a disintegrating marriage, and a body that was no longer behaving the way it was supposed to, she returned to school to get her high school diploma then went on to pursue a BA in Creative Writing at Vancouver Island University and become a well-respected poet and author. Likewise, while her characters seem commonplace at first, they rarely remain so. Take Lillian, an elderly woman who finds a macabre way to reverse her arthritic and painful aging. Or the guy in the library, who comes across a book written by his alternate self with a much shorter life than his own. Or Melanie—a single woman with multiple sclerosis—who finds out she only has six orgasms left in her whole life. Clark has published short fiction—Attemptations (Caitlin Press)—and poetry—Middle Child of Summer (Leaf Press), Sit You Waiting (Caitlin Press), and Dis ease ad De sire, the M anu S cript (Lipstick Press)—as well as co-editing the red-head anthology, Canadian Ginger (Oolichan Books). She’s also been a finalist in both Theatre BC’s Playwriting Competition and The Malahat Review’s novella contest and she has a novella under option for a feature-length film. She will be reading from and talking about her newest work, A One-Handed Novel, which takes an edgy dive into disability, sex, money and laughs. All welcome at this free event. Building 345, Room 207 false

Nanaimo author Kim Clark describes herself as an “ordinary woman,” but those who know her will tell you she’s anything but.
Here’s a woman who didn’t start writing until after she’d passed her fortieth birthday and had been diagnosed with progressive Multiple Sclerosis. With four kids at home, dealing with an (almost) terminally ill husband, a disintegrating marriage, and a body that was no longer behaving the way it was supposed to, she returned to school to get her high school diploma then went on to pursue a BA in Creative Writing at Vancouver Island University and become a well-respected poet and author.
Likewise, while her characters seem commonplace at first, they rarely remain so. Take Lillian, an elderly woman who finds a macabre way to reverse her arthritic and painful aging. Or the guy in the library, who comes across a book written by his alternate self with a much shorter life than his own. Or Melanie—a single woman with multiple sclerosis—who finds out she only has six orgasms left in her whole life.

Clark has published short fiction—Attemptations (Caitlin Press)—and poetry—Middle Child of Summer (Leaf Press), Sit You Waiting (Caitlin Press), and Dis ease ad De sire, the M anu S cript (Lipstick Press)—as well as co-editing the red-head anthology, Canadian Ginger (Oolichan Books). She’s also been a finalist in both Theatre BC’s Playwriting Competition and The Malahat Review’s novella contest and she has a novella under option for a feature-length film.

She will be reading from and talking about her newest work, A One-Handed Novel, which takes an edgy dive into disability, sex, money and laughs.

All welcome at this free event.


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