Welcoming reception for new Haig-Brown Writer in Residence

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Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Writer Terry Jordan to take up residence at Haig-Brown House this winter

The Haig-Brown House is the home of a writer in residence each winter.  This year the writer’s name is Terry Jordan.  Jordan is an award-winning fiction writer, musician, essayist and dramatist.  His stage plays have been produced across the country, in the U.S., and in Ireland.  His book of stories, It’s a Hard Cow, won a Saskatchewan Book Award and was nominated for the Commonwealth Book Prize.  In his application letter for the residency, Jordan expressed “A common theme in my work, whatever the genre, is redemption, the idea that we, all of us, have some manner of goodness in us and there comes a time, or times, when we let that goodness out.”  One of the topics he has addressed specifically is anti-racism.  He worked on the collaborative play, We’re Already Home, which has opened the door for discussion, in schools and other venues, of topics related to multiculturalism and racism.

Jordan’s writing, teaching and workshop facilitation experience will make him a valuable resource for writers in the community.  With the residency, the writer’s time is divided between their personal writing, and providing literary advice and support to the local community.  Final details of his programming plans will be established over the coming weeks, with most programming starting in January.

If you would like to meet Terry Jordan, there will be a welcoming reception at the Haig-Brown House on Sunday November 18 from 1 to 3pm.  For more information about Terry and the residency you can go to www.haig-brown.bc.ca .