Book launch: Hekkanen

An Evening of Stories and Poems

On Friday, November 14th, Oxygen Art Centre is pleased to host Nelson author Ernest Hekkanen as he launches his new book, a novella, I’m Not You. Set in Manning Park, I’m Not You tells the story of a man who awakens after a beating and can’t remember who he is or how he has come to be there. Hekkanen is well-known in Nelson and beyond as the editor of the New Orphic Review, co-curator of the New Orphic Gallery, and author of more than 45 books.


Tom Wayman and Sandra Huber will also read at the event.


Wayman will read from his latest short story, which will appear in an upcoming issue of The New Orphic Review. Mountain Grown, describes a (fictional) meeting at the Vallican Whole, where a Slocan Valley entrepreneur pitches the idea to local growers of switching their crops from weed to coffee.


Huber is a Swiss-Canadian writer of poetry and fiction, born in Kaslo and Raised in Nelson. In 2010, Sandra spent nine months as resident writer at a sleep laboratory via Artist-in-Labs Switzerland; her resulting book of poetry, Assembling the Morrow: A Poetics of Sleep, is her first. Sandra resides in Berlin, Germany, and participates in a lecture series called Pop-Up Lab, putting scientists and artists into discussion.


Please join us Friday, November 14th at 7:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation at the door. Copies of I’m Not You and The New Orphic Review will be available for purchase.

Im not you

old ernest



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