Book Launch - trust the bluer skies by paulo da costa
Saturday, March 9, 2024 | 7pm | Treehouse at cSpace Marda Loop
4th Floor, 1721, 29th Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Books will be available for sale onsite from Shelf Life Books
Free event. Everyone welcome.
Join us for an evening of conversation, readings and camaraderie with paulo da costa as he launches his latest literary work, trust the bluer skies, Meditations on Fatherhood.
Hosted by Richard Harrison
About the Book
Award-winning author paulo da costa meditates on fatherhood, place, and memory during a trip to his childhood home in Vale de Cambra, Portugal.
During an extended stay in his childhood home in Portugal, author paulo da costa distills the wide-eyed innocence, joy, and curiosity of his four-year-old son as he meets his aging grandparents and explores an unfamiliar country and culture into a beautiful, tender, and poetic portrait of father-son relationships.
Evocative and heartwarming, Trust the Bluer Skies is a literary time capsule—a father’s vivid account of his son’s early years, a sensory-rich journey through rural Portugal, and a poignant exploration of masculinities that is positive, compassionate, and nurturing.
Born in Angola, and raised in Portugal, paulo da costa is a writer, editor and translator living in Canada. He is twice the recipient of the James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction (2023 and 2020), the 2003 Commonwealth First Book Prize for the Canada-Caribbean Region, the W. O. Mitchell City of Calgary Book Prize and the Canongate Prize for short-fiction. His poetry, fiction and non-fiction have been published widely in literary magazines around the world and translated into Italian, Spanish, Serbian, Slovenian and Portuguese.