Those who attended readings by fiction writer Chris Fisher in 2002 will be pleased to hear that he is returning to the Peace River area to read from his newest collection of short fiction, Third and Long, recently published by Coteau Books.

Using sports as a unifying theme, the stories in Fisher?s newest book explore the emotional dynamics and social forces of life in small towns. With Fisher’s gift of dialogue and his trademark style of humor and honesty, these stories have a wide-ranging appeal. In a recent review of Third and Long, Fisher was described as a writer who can take you from “bellyaching laughter to tears.” (St. Albert Gazette)

Fisher is the author of two previous short fiction collections: Sun Angel, which won a Saskatchewan Book Award, and Voices in the Wilderness, reprinted in 2003. Fisher’s stories have been featured in anthologies, in literary and trade periodicals, and have been aired on CBC.

A faculty member of the Wired Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Fisher lives in Lumsden, Saskatchewan.

Don?t miss this opportunity to hear one of Canada?s most heart-warming authors read from stories that are sure to strike a familiar chord to residents of the Peace.

Monday August 30

Chetwynd Public Library

7:00 pm

Tuesday August 31

Tumbler Ridge Public Library

7 pm

Wednesday September 1

Hudson’s Hope Public Library

7 pm

Thursday September 2

Dawson Creek Art Gallery

7 pm

Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

Support for these readings has been provided by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Peace Liard Regional Arts Council, Northern Lights College and Writing on the Ridge.

For more information please contact Donna Kane at or phone (250) 843-7061.