Join Sharon Butala for the Saskatoon launch of This Strange Visible Air. With host Elizabeth Philips.
In this incisive collection, Sharon Butala reflects on the ways her life has changed as she’s grown old. She tackles ageism and loneliness, friendship and companionship. She writes with pointed wit and acerbic humour about dinner parties and health challenges and forgetfulness and complicated family relationships and the pandemic – and lettuce. And she does it all with the tremendous skill and beauty of a writer who has masterfully honed her craft over the course of her storied career.
Sharon Butala, an Officer of the Order of Canada, has published twenty-one award-winning books of fiction and non-fiction. She lived in Saskatchewan for most of her life and now lives and writes in Calgary.
Elizabeth Philips was the director of the Banff Centre’s Emerging Writer Intensive for eight years. She is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Torch River. In 2015, she published her first novel, The Afterlife of Birds (Freehand Books), winner of the City of Saskatoon Book Award and a finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award. She is a former editor of Grain magazine, and is now the newly appointed Acquisition Editor for Thistledown Press. She lives in Saskatoon.