On Wednesday, October 29th, two-time Governor General’s Award winner Rudy Wiebe will read from his newly released novel Come Back. Wiebe’s powerful new book follows Hal Wiens—a character first introduced as a teenager in Wiebe’s 1962 novel Peace Shall Destroy Many, now a retired professor in Edmonton—as he grapples with the ongoing legacy of his son’s suicide.
Wiebe appears as part of “Mennonite/s Writing 2014-2015,” a seven session reading series showcasing new work by some of the most prominent authors in the field, including: Rudy Wiebe, Jeff Gundy, Miriam Toews, Patrick Friesen, Di Brandt, David Bergen, and Carrie Snyder. The series will be hosted by Robert Zacharias, Assistant Editor of The Journal of Mennonite Studies and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the English Department at the University of Waterloo.
Location: Conrad Grebel University Chapel 140 Westmount Road North Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 Canada
Image credit. Text from Mennonite/s Writing.