An Evening with David Adams Richards in Upper Miramichi

Travel back to the time of log jams and logging camps with "The Friends of Meager Fortune".

Travel back to the time of log jams and logging camps with “The Friends of Meager Fortune”.

Come celebrate the Miramichi’s early logging traditions of lumbermen, teamsters, and loggers!

The Central New Brunswick Woodmen’s Museum invites you to spend an evening with renowned Miramichi author, David Adams Richards and The Friends of Meager Fortune. This is an opportunity to meet the winner of the Governor General literary awards in two different categories; co-winner of the Giller Prize; and winner of the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris award for both novel of the year and author of the year. Enjoy a delicious Salmon and Fiddlehead Dinner followed by a reading from David Adams Richards on Saturday, July 11th, 2015. Lumberjack Cocktails will begin at 5 pm with dinner served at 6 pm.

The Central NB Woodmen’s Museum is located at 6342 Route 8, in Boiestown, Upper Miramichi. Tickets are $45 and include a $20 tax receipt. They may be purchased at the Museum.

David Adams Richards

David Adams Richards

About the Author
Many authors establish a geographic niche, a part of the world that is theirs (and often theirs alone) to explore and reveal. For David Adams Richards, it’s the rural Miramichi region of New Brunswick. A small community, known primarily for salmon and trout fishing, and for its forestry industry. As a former native of the area, Richards understands the soul of the people.

With The Friends of Meager Fortune, award-winning author David Adams Richards continues his exploration of New Brunswick’s Miramichi Valley, both the hard lives and experiences that emerge from that particular soil and the universal human matters that concern us all: the work of the hands and the heart; the nature of true greatness and true weakness; the relentlessness of fate; and the good and evil that men and women do. It is a devastating portrait of a society, but it is also a brilliant commemoration of the passing of a world — one that cements David Adams Richards’ place as the finest novelist at work in Canada today.

The title of this novel sounds dire and pessimistic: The Friends of Meager Fortune. It helps somewhat to learn that Meager Fortune is the name of a character in this mid-20th century tale—but the book is still a tragedy of Shakespearean or Greek proportion.

For more information about the event or to get tickets to spend an evening with David Adams Richards telephone (506) 369-7214.

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