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Valley Deep, Mountain High – Tom Wayman Book Launch

May 29 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm

West Kootenay author Tom Wayman will launch two new books—a prose memoir and a collection of poems.

Wayman’s memoir, from BC’s Harbour Publishing, is entitled The Road to Appledore or How I Went Back to the Land Without Ever Having Lived There in the First Place. The book covers Wayman’s adventures and misadventures since moving to the Slocan Valley in 1989. Besides accounting for the author’s reasons for relocating from Vancouver, the book describes his life in the Valley over three decades via the four seasons and the four classical elements: water, fire, earth and air.

Wayman’s new collection of poems, How Can You Live Here? from Alberta’s Frontenac House, gathers poems originally published in such journals as The Walrus, Queen’s Quarterly, and The Hudson Review. The poems look at the human and natural communities of the Slocan Valley through a more lyrical lens, although 21st Century issues appear, too, including a section on living through the recent pandemic in a rural setting.

Wed May 29th, Nelson Public Library


May 29
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Nelson Public Library
(250) 352-6333
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Nelson Public Library
602 Stanley St
Nelson, British Columbia V1L 1N4 Canada
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(250) 352-6333
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