Join local author, Rebecca Hendry, and previously-local author, Kim Clark, at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre for the launch of their new novels. Hendry’s "One Good Thing" is a novel set in Yellowknife's historic Old Town in the 70s that explores both abandonment and belonging in the life of one young woman. Clark’s "A One-Handed Novel" offers a fresh take on independence, disability, and love through one woman's journey to count down her six final orgasms, as a result of her Multiple Sclerosis prognosis.
Born in Ottawa to a hippie mother and a poet father, Rebecca Hendry moved to a new city or town across Canada every year until she was eleven, when she settled on the Sunshine Coast in BC. Her first novel, Grace River, was published by Brindle and Glass in 2009, and her short fiction has appeared in the Dalhousie Review, Wascana Review, Event, Windsor Review, and other literary journals. She lives in Gibsons, BC, with her two children.
Kim Clark is an author, poet and playwright and gimp. Clark has published short fiction–Attemptations (Caitlin Press)–and poetry: Middle Child of Summer (Leaf Press), Sit You Waiting (Caitlin Press), and Dis ease and De sire, The M anu s cript (Lipstick Press), as well as co-editing the red-head anthology, Canadian Ginger (Oolichan Books). She’s also been a finalist in Theatre BC’s Playwriting Competition and has a novella under option for a feature-length film. Clark is the author of A One-Handed Novel. The sequel to this novel is in the works so watch for Another One-Handed Novel. She lives in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.