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Book Launch for Ethel Whitty


Join Ethel Whitty for the launch of her first novel, The Light a Body Radiates.

Admission is free, there will be food & beverages, and books will be available for sale & signing!

Set in working-class Cape Breton, against the backdrop of the 60s revolution, the AIDS epidemic of the 80s, and the “culturally imperative migration” that urged so many away from the places they called home, The Light a Body Radiates is a story that engages powerfully with questions of place, secrets, loyalty, and what it means to “take care of your own.”

Ethel Whitty was born and raised in Cape Breton and emigrated from there to the West Coast in her early twenties. She wrote The Light a Body Radiates (Caitlin Press) in stolen moments and occasional weeks of solitude while working for twelve years as the Director of the Carnegie Community Centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  A graduate of the Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio, she currently lives in Vancouver.

Earlier Event: May 17
The Staggers & Jaggs Album Release
Later Event: May 18
The Y2K Party