poetry book launch by musician Christine Fellows > SEPT 22
Musical theatre meets poetry in Burning Daylight by Christine Fellows, a poetry collection and song cycle drawing together the Yukon Gold Rush of the early 20th century and the Arctic iron ore mining mega-projects of the modern day. Through a feminist lens, it examines dislocation, isolation, family and frailty, reflected in our relationship with the ever-changing northern landscape.
"I read Call of the Wild when I was a kid, but I didn’t read any of his other writing until February 2011, while John and I were Dawson City Music Festival songwriters-in-residence. Every night we’d read aloud to each other, and my reading pick was Jack London’s “To Build a Fire,” because it was -46 with ice fog in Dawson City pretty much every day we were there, and what could be more appropriate than a bedtime story about freezing to death? I also read aloud London’s story “In a Far Country,” which is about two guys holed up in a cabin who ultimately crack up and kill each other. As a touring artist that story really resonated with me – one could easily replace the word “cabin” with “van.”
It was later, when I got back to Winnipeg that I started reading more of London’s writing, and a couple biographies. I could not resist the urge to respond to that muscular, manly writing from a feminist perspective."
-- from Sue Carter Flin's Quill & Quire interview with Christine Fellows
POETRY BOOK LAUNCH & MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Monday, September 22, 2014 > 7-9