Consulate Book Club

Thu Feb 29 2024 at 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm

Consulate General of Ireland | Vancouver

Consulate General of Ireland, Vancouver
Publisher/HostConsulate General of Ireland, Vancouver
Consulate Book Club
The Consulate book club returns on 29th February to discuss "How To Build A Boat" by Elaine Feeney.
About this Event

The Consulate General of Ireland, Vancouver is delighted to invite you to the newest edition of the Consulate Book Club on Thursday, 29th February from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm PST.

You don't need to be a literary expert to join - everyone is welcome. However, make sure you read the book before the book club so you can engage in the discussion. Light refreshments will be provided, and we will be hosting a draw for all attendees for a $50 book voucher.

About the author:

Elaine Feeney is a writer from the west of Ireland. Her 2020 debut novel, As You Were, was shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize and the Irish Novel of the Year Award, and won the Kate O'Brien Award, the McKitterick Prize, and the Dalkey Festival Emerging Writer Award. Feeney has published three collections of poetry includingThe Radio Was Gospel andRise, and her short story Sojourn was included inThe Art of The Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories, edited by Sinéad Gleeson. Feeney lectures at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

About the book:

Jamie O'Neill loves the colour red. He also loves tall trees, patterns, rain that comes with wind, the curvature of many objects, books with dust jackets, cats, rivers and Edgar Allan Poe. At age 13 there are two things he especially wants in life: to build a Perpetual Motion Machine, and to connect with his mother Noelle, who died when he was born. In his mind these things are intimately linked. And at his new school, where all else is disorientating and overwhelming, he finds two people who might just be able to help him.
How to Build a Boat is the story of how one boy and his mission transforms the lives of his teachers, Tess and Tadhg, and brings together a community. Written with tenderness and verve, it's about love, family and connection, the power of imagination, and how our greatest adventures never happen alone.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Consulate General of Ireland, 1095 West Pender Street, Vancouver, Canada


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