Meet the Writers


This event sponsored by: The Coast Group


4:00 pm ~ Friday ~ August 17

Mark Winston and Renee Saklikar

Mark Winston
Mark Winston
Photo: SFU
Renee Sarojini Saklikar
Renee Sarojini Saklikar
Photo: Sandra Vander Schaaf

Mark Winston is one of those unique academics that can talk to the rest of us. An entomologist who has studied bees for over three decades, his first book, Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive, was a critical success in both academic and literary circles, winning the Science in Society General Book Award and the Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction.

Renee Saklikar’s first book, Children of Air India: Un/authorized Exhibits and Interjections, won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry and was a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. With Listening to the Bees they bring their impressive talents together collaborating on a unique book that explores the impact of humans and our civilizations on the planet. Industrial agricultural practices, bee colony collapse, research and government policies are examined through a humanist lens making for compelling reading.

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