The next writer in the Winter’s Tales Author Reading Series is Christine Higdon, a graphic designer, rug hooker, writer and editor.
Higdon will give a public reading from her debut novel, “The Very Marrow of Our Bones”, on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the faculty lounge at UPEI’s SDU main building.
“A sister. A mother. A feminist. Daughter of a Newfoundlander and a British Columbian, I grew up surveying the world from the tops of trees near the Fraser River Delta. I learned design from my mother’s clothesline and my father’s garden. ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ and ‘Stuart Little’ made me want to write,” said Higdon when describing herself.
Now living in Mimico, near Toronto, Higdon reconnects with her Atlantic Ocean heritage by visiting Nova Scotia.
“When I am not writing, designing or editing … I hook rugs, worry about the bees and long for either ocean. The pacific Ocean taught me reverence. A nation of dedicated women and men taught me about social justice,” said Higdon, speaking of what influenced her.
Higdon’s reading, with a reception and book signing, is sponsored by the UPEI Dean of Arts and Department of English with support from The Canada Council for the Arts.