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Icarus, Falling of Birds 🔥
December 11, 2022 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Icarus, Falling of Birds. A conversation and reading presented by UNB English, UNB French, and the UNB Arts Centre in partnership with Westminster Books and Goose Lane Editions.
Harry Thurston, Thaddeus Holownia, and Sonya Malaborza. Sunday, December 11, 2022, at 3:30pm, Westminster Books, 88 York St., Fredericton.
We invite you to attend ICARUS, FALLING OF BIRDS: A Conversation & Reading, presented by UNB English, UNB French, & the UNB Arts Centre in partnership with Westminster Books & Goose Lane Editions, featuring Harry Thurston, Thaddeus Holownia & Sonya Malaborza.
In September of 2013, thousands of migratory songbirds perished after being lured like moths to a hundred-foot-high flare at the Canaport Liquefied Natural Gas plant in Saint John, NB. Photographer Thaddeus Holownia and poet Harry Thurston memorialize the fateful event in Icarus, Falling of Birds & Icare, chute d’oiseaux, translated by Sonya Malaborza. Photographer, poet, and translator will discuss their collaborative process and the importance of addressing the climate crisis through art. Their conversation will be followed by a bilingual reading.
HARRY THURSTON is a poet, award-winning journalist, and author of more than two dozen books of poetry and non-fiction. He is a mentor in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction program at University of King’s College, Halifax.
THADDEUS HOLOWNIA is emeritus professor of fine arts at Mount Allison University. His photographs have been exhibited and collected at museums throughout North America and Europe.
Since venturing into the field of literary translation some twenty years ago, SONYA MALABORZA has translated several contemporary poets, playwrights, essayists, and novelists into French. Translations to her credit include Ami McKay’s The Birth House (L’accoucheuse de Scots Bay), which was shortlisted for the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Award.