Saskatchewan author Wes Funk will be reading from his latest novel, "Cherry Blossoms," at two local libraries on Friday.
Funk will appear at the Estevan Public Library at 5 p.m. Following the reading in Estevan there will be a book signing and refreshments. People can bring their own copy or purchase one at the library the day of the reading.
Funk’s writing career began by publishing "Humble Beginnings," a collection of poems and short stories. Encouraged by the book’s success, he went on to write "Dead Rock Stars," a semi-autobiographical novel, in 2008. The novel was well-received across Saskatchewan and featured on local television and radio shows.
Since then "Dead Rock Stars" has become part of the University of Saskatchewan’s curriculum, Saskatoon’s Royal West College reading curriculum and is used in READ Saskatoon’s programs. He has also emceed Saskatchewan’s contribution to the international Word-On-The Street-Festival, strongly representing Saskatchewan’s literary voice.
Funk is currently a recipient of Saskatoon Public Library’s Writer-in-Residence Program and hosts Saskatchewan Shaw television program "Lit’ Happens."
His work conveys a love for the prairie lifestyle intermingled with a belief for diversity and an urban passion for rock ’n’ roll.
He will also be at the Bienfait Public Library on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m.