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General News · 16th March 2012
Cortes Island School
Brian Brett, author of Trauma Farm, will be our "Writer in Residence" at the Cortes School during the week of March 19 to 23. Brian has offered to do a community reading on Thursday, March 22ndat Manson's Hall beginning at 7 o'clock p.m. We hope you can join us. There will be no charge for this evening.

In Trauma Farm, Brian Brett moves from the tending of livestock, poultry, orchards, gardens, machinery, and fields to the social intricacies of rural communities. Brett understands both tall tales and rigorous science as he explores the small mixed farm - meditating on the perfection of the egg and the nature of soil while also offering a scathing critique of agribusiness and the horror of modern slaughterhouses.

"A wonderful meditation on farm life and by extension, life itself - the immediacy of moments and small miracles, the feel of things in all their thing-ness in the hand and nose and eye, the satisfactions of hard work well done and well-worn tools, the wild creatures and the seasons and their weather - all of it, told intelligently and often humorously, by a writer with a welcome fresh sharp eye." - Peter Matthiessen, author of The Snow Leopard.

We hope you can join us, Thursday, March 22nd at 7 p.m. ~ Manson's Hall.