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Trumpener reads at the Robson Reading Series

Posted: March 10, 2009

On Thursday, March 12, the Robson Reading Series presents a reading with Betsy Trumpener, author of The Butcher of Penetang (Caitlin Press).  Trumpener’s voice is familiar to listeners of CBC radio for her coverage of hard news events in Northern BC, including the devastating Canfor mill fire, the massive ice jam on the Netchako River, and the trial of David Ramsey, a judge found guilty of raping an aboriginal teenager.  Not surprisingly, in her first fiction collection Trumpener reveals an impressive ability to condense joy and heartbreak into short stories that give fast and penetrating insights into the human condition.  Trumpener will be reading with veteran BC writer Zoë Landale who has won numerous awards for her fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. The reading will take place at 7pm at the UBC Bookstore at Robson Square, 800 Robson Street in Vancouver.