Andrew Nikiforuk on Denman Island July 16, 2017: “In Conversation” Main Stage session with Des Kennedy

Denman’s writers festival celebrates 15 years by Comox Valley Record, July 07, 2017

Local author and gardening expert Des Kennedy’s “In Conversation” Main Stage session this year will be with be Andrew Nikiforuk, a crusading investigative journalist whose most recent book, Slick Water details the damaging effects of “fracking” and the courageous attempts of an Albertan woman farmer to challenge the fracking industry and the provincial government.

Denman Island Festival website


Sunday July 16th

11:00-1:00 Main Stage Event:

11:00 Speakeasy: Improvisational Performance with Missie Peters and Dave Morris

11:30 In Conversation: Provocative journalist and author Andrew Nikiforuk discusses with Des Kennedy how to find liberation from our enslavement to fracking, tar sands, pipelines and petro-dollars.

Andrew Nikiforuk, an award winning investigative reporter, comes from a long line of European peasants. For decades he has written about the marginalization of rural people and the abuse of natural resources. Several of his acclaimed books focus on the impacts of energy consumption including Energy of Slaves and his most recent work, Slick Water. Last year the US National Association of Science Writers honoured Slick Water with a Science in Society Award.

He now lives in Campbell River and serves as contributing editor to the Tyee.

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