REPORTING · 23rd April 2012
Des Kennedy, an author of several books, notably about gardening, was at the Kitimat Public Library on Tuesday, April 3rd to read and speak about his life and hobbies. He took a poll of green thumbs to get an idea of which works to speak of.
He talked about how he got started as a poet. When he bought land on Denman Island, he started doing freelance writing.
“At first I did a bit of newspaper work and then I moved on to magazines like Canadian Geographic, Nature Canada, Heritage Canada,” said Kennedy.
He wrote a piece called: “Nature’s Slimy Recyclers” for Nature Canada on Slugs. A publisher asked him to write a book about creatures people do not like.
Kennedy read several excerpts from his books, including a novel he had written. He also gave several gardening tips.
Also in town that day was Maggie de Vries, the author of several books including Missing Sarah, a Memoir of Loss. During the day, de Vries did several presentations at the schools regarding the story of her sister, who is one of the missing women on Vancouver’s East side.
So Sad I missed it
Comment by Stacey Tyers on 23rd April 2012
I didn't know. I'm so sad I missed him... he's my favourite!