SWG Signature Reading Series
Jerry Haigh and Trevor Herriot
When: Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm
Where: SWG Regina Office: 1150 - 8th Avenue, Suite 100
These two authors of non-fiction will be reading from their most recent works:
Jerry Haigh: Of Moose and Men (ECW 2012)
Trevor Herriot: Walking Prairie: A Three Day Excursion through Nature, Soul, and Eros (HarperCollins 2014)
A Kenya-born, Glasgow-schooled veterinarian, Jerry Haigh developed much of his expertise and storytelling over years of working in Africa. Experiences in several countries included work with species from elephants to wild dogs and lions. Since moving to Canada he has worked with, among others, polar bears, wolves, seals and elk. He has studied animals in the mountains of Mongolia, the Outback of Australia and the lush pastures of New Zealand. His books include Wrestling With Rhinos (ECW 2002), The Trouble with Lions (UAP 2008) and Of Moose and Men (ECW 2012). He will be reading from the last—named of these. He has had soldier ants up his shorts, given an enema to a rhino, checked both lions and polar bears for pregnancy and been chased by an irate mother moose. He has told stories about his work, and some of the folktales about his subjects across Canada and in many other countries. Learn more at www.jerryhaigh.com.
Trevor Herriot is a naturalist who writes about human and natural history on the northern Great Plains. His most recent book, Grass, Sky, Song: Promise and Peril in the World of Grassland Birds (HarperCollins, 2009) was a Globe & Mail Top 100 book, was listed by Quill and Quire on its 2009 list of 15 books that matter, and shortlisted for the Writer’s Trust Non-Fiction Prize, the Governor General’s Award for Non-fiction, and the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing (non-fiction). His first book, River in a Dry Land: a Prairie Passage (2000), received several national awards and a nomination for the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction. His second book, Jacob’s Wound: a Search for the Spirit of Wildness (2004), was nominated for several awards, including a short-listing for the Writer’s Trust Award for Non-Fiction. His writing has appeared in the Globe & Mail and Canadian Geographic, as well as in several anthologies. He has written two radio documentaries for CBC Ideas and is a regular guest on CBC Radio Saskatchewan’s Blue Sky.
Trevor Herriot is currently writing a book based on a three-day walk on a prairie road. The narrative gives an intimate account of a naturalist’s quest, in the second half of life, to understand and renew the bonds of nature, family, community, and place. It will be published by HarperCollins early in 2014.
He and his wife, Karen, have four children and live in Regina. He posts regularly on his blog, Grass Notes, at trevorherriot.blogspot.com.