Trust Talk: Confronting Change in The Drowned Forest with Dr. Angela Barry

Trust Talk: Confronting Change in The Drowned Forest with Dr. Angela Barry

Trust Talk: Confronting Change in The Drowned Forest with Dr. Angela Barry

Trust Talk: Confronting Change in The Drowned Forest with Dr. Angela Barry

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Join author Dr Angela Barry for an in-person Trust Talk at Waterville on Thursday 18 April.

Born and raised in Bermuda, Dr Barry lived abroad for more than 20 years – in the UK, France, Senegal and the Seychelles – before returning to Bermuda, where she taught English at the Bermuda College until retiring in 2016. During her time at the College, apart from teaching the full range of courses, she founded the Bermuda College Literature Series and designed a pioneering course in Bermudian Literature. Finally, she chaired the committee whose work culminated in the opening of the Brian Burland Centre for Research, which houses the extensive papers of Brian Burland, Bermuda’s most critically acclaimed author.

She is the author of Endangered Species and Other Stories and the novels Gorée: Point of Departure and The Drowned Forest. She is a contributor to the journals the Massachusetts Review, the Caribbean Writer and BIM: Arts for the 21st Century, and to the anthologies New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby and So Many Islands, edited by Commonwealth Writers. She has been the recipient of several awards, including the Brian Burland Award for Fiction 2023 for The Drowned Forest.

The focus of The Drowned Forest is a troubled young girl called Genesis and three people from the island’s different communities determined to help her to change. But all three are bound by the island’s fragmented histories; in order to change Genesis, they must first change themselves. Behind these human dilemmas is the pulse of Nature, itself in a permanent state of change, whether in the brief intensity of a hurricane or the seven-thousand-year metamorphosis of a cedar tree into a fossilized stump. By reflecting on specific moments in the novel, Dr Barry will explore the dynamics of change and the possibility of transformation.

 

Thursday, 18th  April, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drinks and nibbles provided

Cost: $20 Members/$25 Non-Members

Location: Waterville, 2 Pomander Road

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Ticket Information

MEMBERS - Trust Talk with Dr Angela Barry
$20
End: 18 April 2024 15:00
NON MEMBERS - Trust Talk with Dr Angela Barry
$25
End: 18 April 2024 15:00
 

Date And Time

18 April 2024 - 18:00 to
18 April 2024 - 19:30

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