Kasia Van Schaik is travelling widely to celebrate the publication of her book of linked short stories: We Have Never Lived On Earth. Come out and share an evening with her!
October 6: Montreal launch, Notre Dame Des Quilles, 6:30 pm – with T. Liem and Eliza Robertson.
October 25: Montreal Reading and Q & A with Kasia Van Schaik at Concordia University, 7 pm.
J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Room 320.
October 26: Hamilton double launch, The City and the City Books, 7 pm – Cynthia Flood and Julie McIsaac. Hosted by Andrew F. Sullivan. 181 Ottawa St. N.
October 27: Toronto launch at Flying Books, 6:30 pm – with Myra Bloom. 784 College Street.
October 31: Montreal Halloween Book Launch and Reading at De Stiil Books, 6 pm. Kasia Van Schaik with David Bradford, Heather White, Jay Ritchie and Faith Paré. 351 Duluth Avenue E.
November 4: Montreal, Annual Holiday Book Fair, 3 pm. 4TH SPACE Concordia University, J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
November 6: Vancouver launch, The Notional Space. 7 pm – with Brendan Bowles and Suzannah Showler. 1523 E Pender Street
November 9: Nelson launch, Notably, A Book Lover’s Emporium, 7 pm. 454 Ward Street. Space is limited: Please contact Notably to register and reserve a seat!
November 11: Victoria launch, Community Salons. 7 pm – with Kasia Van Schaik and Susan Sanford Blades. 1129 Meares Street.
About the Book
Kasia Van Schaik’s debut story collection follows the journey of Charlotte Ferrier, a child of divorce raised by a single mother in a small town in British Columbia after moving from South Africa. Mother and daughter wait out the end of a bad year in a Mexican hotel; a friendship is tested as forest fires demolish Charlotte’s town; a childhood friend disappears while travelling through Europe; and a girl on the beach examines the memories of dying jellyfish. The stories traverse the most intimate and transforming moments of female experience in a world threatened by ecological crisis.