Novelist and critic Rick Salutin here Friday

  • Sep. 3, 2003 8:00 p.m.

Submitted by the QCI Arts Council-Islanders have the chance this Friday to hear from one of Canada’s most independent thinkers: Rick Salutin. The renowned Toronto writer-one of the most trenchant critics of Brian Mulroney and now the Bush dynasty-will be speaking in Queen Charlotte in his first visit to the islands.
From the repercussions of globalization to American foreign policy to Starbucks imperialism, he challenges the powers that be with insight and humour. He is also one of the country’s most important literary figures: his plays and novels include Les Canadiens, The Age of Improv, A Man of Little Faith, and, most recently, The Womanizer. Through his weekly Globe and Mail newspaper columns, novels, radio and television appearances, he continues to question the prevailing thinking of our day.
Rick Salutin will read from his work on Friday night at 7:30 pm, United Church, with musical accompaniment from local performers. An additional public reading will be held at 11am the same day at Queen Charlotte Secondary School. Admission is free or by donation. The event is sponsored by the Queen Charlotte Islands Arts Council and the Canada Council. For further information, contact 559-8676 or