Literature | An Evening with Beth Powning
8 May | 17:30 - 19:00
Join one of New Brunswick’s most beloved writers and discover what has inspired her fiction and non-fiction work with host Jonna Brewer.
Beth Powning is the author of three memoirs (𝘏𝘰𝘮𝘦, 𝘚𝘩𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘸 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥, 𝘌𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘚𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘴) and three novels (𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘏𝘢𝘵𝘣𝘰𝘹 𝘓𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘚𝘦𝘢 𝘊𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯’𝘴 𝘞𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈 𝘔𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵).
BETH POWNING’s most recent novel is A Measure of Light. Her previous books include Seeds of Another Summer: Finding the Spirit of Home in Nature, a collection of lyrical prose and photographs that celebrates the natural beauty of her New Brunswick home. Shadow Child, shortlisted for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction, is a memoir of coming to terms with the stillbirth of her first son. Edge Seasons, a Globe and Mail Best Book, is a personal memoir about transformation–about seasonal change within the natural world around her and in her life. Her previous novels are the bestsellers The Hatbox Letters and The Sea Captain’s Wife. In 2010, Beth was awarded New Brunswick’s Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for High Achievement in English-Language Literary Arts. She lives on a 300-acre farm near Sussex, New Brunswick, with her husband, the sculptor Peter Powning.
She has spoken, read and taught at literary festivals across Canada and in the US, UK and Ireland. She lives in Markhamville, NB.