Ottawa author David O’Meara will read in Sechelt at the Arts Centre, Saturday May 30 at 8 pm. O’Meara has published a play and four books of poems, most recently A Pretty Sight in 2013. The title is a clue to his wry sense of humour, and to an intelligence that effortlessly scans the classics and the contemporary, the timeless and the disposable, Socrates and Sid Vicious.
His tone is conversational, exceptionally engaging, and he never shies away from turning his good-natured critiques upon himself. In ‘So Far, So Stupid’ he skewers the “selfies” fad: “All those selfies I posted/ look really great. So spontaneous. Arm// tentacled through bad light past the frame,/ an umbilical toward my ego.”
David O’Meara has won much praise for his work, and several prizes, but so far he’s little known west of Ontario. Your chance to listen to a writer just stepping onto the national stage is here. Admission is by donation, courtesy of The Canada Council and The Sunshine Coast Arts Council.
David’s reading is also made possible by the generosity of our local sponsor, Lehigh Materials, who have subsidized the author’s travel from Ottawa. Submitted