Fri, Jun 17|
Seasons on Matheson Brook by Magi Nams - Book Launch
Join author Magi Nams for an introduction to her book, readings and a Q&A session. Books will be available for sale! A Journey to Self Through Exploring Nature.
Time & Location
Jun 17, 2022, 7:00 p.m.
The Fraser , Tatamagouche, NS B0K 1V0, Canada
About the Event
Join us for a book launch with Magi Nams, which will include refreshments and music by the Tatamagouche Chamber Ensemble .
June 17, at 7pm
Seasons on Matheson Brook: A Journey to Self Through Exploring Nature
On April 8, 1997, Magi Nams set out on a quest for self, with words tumbling into a notebook she held in her hands while birding on her family’s property in northern Nova Scotia. Even more startling than this unexpected outpouring of observation and reflection was the realization that recording sights, sounds, and thoughts was something she must continue to do. So, for a year—most often while walking or running—Nams gathered word images of meadows, forests, birds, and waters she encountered, and in a journal explored the revelations they brought her.
Penned with a biologist’s insight and an artist’s eye, Seasons on Matheson Brook: A Journey to Self Through Exploring Nature combines nature writing, autobiography, and personal journey and features sixteen pen-and-ink illustrations by the author. All of the journal entries are based in Nova Scotia, but the author’s recollections also take the reader to Nunavut, the Yukon, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba.
Using vivid prose and detailed imagery, Nams has crafted a loving tribute to the natural world, an honest exploration of her place within that world, and a thoughtful celebration of rural life and family.