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Ryga Festival

Summerland's Arts Festival, 

Inspired by George Ryga

Patricia Keeney

reads from her most recent books:

Orpheus in Our World
new poems on timeless forces

'Ancient voices. Contemporary voices. Everybody and nobody,
alternately aroused and resigned. Where were we then?
Where are we now?' [An exercise in poetic archeology
connecting the earliest and rarely translated Greek hymns with
a post-modern theatrical dialogue.]


One Man Dancing
Based on the life of a Ugandan actor who became a political refugee in Canada after almost being assassinated by Idi Amin while working for Africa’s most experimental theatre company, Abafumi, the novel explores the role of human endurance and artistic risk in making political change.


Saturday, September 2, 2017, 12 noon - 1:30 pm

Patricia Keeney, resident writer at this year's Ryga Festival, is an award-winning poet, novelist, theatre and literary critic. The author of ten books of poetry and two novels, she teaches English and Creative Writing at York University. An avid traveller she has also taught and lectured in Europe, Africa and Asia.

 Grateful acknowledgement to the Writers' Union and the Canada Council of the Arts; to the Okanagan Regional Library System, and the Summerland Branch: to Sue Kline, Community Librarian