Patricia Robertson, Winnipeg writer and past Writer-in-Residence at Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), is holding an interactive online presentation later this month. She will read from her latest book and hold a Q&A session on her work.
“Patricia Robertson’s latest book Hour of the Crab is an intriguing collection of ten stories written with what she considers ‘one foot firmly on the ground and the other somewhere else’, in ‘a form of heightened realism.’ Several stories involving refugees trying to reach Spain are loosely linked by their characters,” said Anne Hall, KFPL Librarian, Programming & Outreach. “Elsewhere in the collection the protagonists deal with unsettling occurrences apparently set in the near future. Yet another section offers stories about a calligrapher, a monk working in salt flats, and the last speaker of an old language.”
Patricia, now in Winnipeg, is no stranger to Kingston/Frontenac, having been KFPL’s Writer-in-Residence for six months back in 2014. According to a release from KFPL, many community members benefitted from her one-on-one writing help during her residency, as well as from her popular writing workshops on short fiction and teen fantasy.
The online presentation for adults will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2021. Register online at calendar.kfpl.ca or by phone at (613) 549-8888. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link immediately upon registration, and KFPL said they will need to download the latest version of Zoom in advance to whichever device they’ll be using during the presentation.