Bold New Stories: Angie Abdou

Fernie author Angie Abdou has developed a reputation  for tackling controversial issues in her fiction. She’s been called a fearless writer, who “bravely goes where few Canadian novelist would dare.” Her latest novel, BETWEEN, in which she takes an unflinching look at modern marriage and parenthood, is no exception.


As part of our Bold New Stories series, we are pleased to welcome Angie Abdou back to Nelson, for an evening of discussion of her work to date, and her deliberate choice to write stories that make us squirm.

Thursday, October 9 at 7:30pm.
Oxygen Art Centre
$5 donation at the door.


Oxygen Art Centre gratefully acknowledges the support of Nelson and District Arts Counicl, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, Columbia Basin Trust, British Columbia Arts Council and Province of British Columbia.


Nelson Star Article:

‘Not your standard book reading’

October 2, 2014 · Updated 1:58 PM

Angie Abdou will host a literary discussion with author Deryn Collier at Oxygen Art Centre at 7:30 on October 9. / Kevin Wilkie photo

There’s a scene in Kootenay author Angie Abdou’s new novel Between where her character Vero suffers a nervous breakdown and locks herself in a pantry.


“That moment will never make it on Facebook,” said Abdou, who will be hosting a literary discussion with Deryn Collier at Oxygen Art Centre on October 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Between Cover

“It’s amazing, the amount of pressure we put on ourselves as women and as parents, to have successful careers, to look fabulous, keep the house clean and basically do everything. People are overburdened, but we have this way we present ourselves in public like everyone’s living a perfect life. Everyone’s kids are perfect. We put up this social media front that is so false,” she said….  (Read the full article here:


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