Bernadette Pizzey reads from her work at Retroz in Port Hardy

Tales of a transit traveler

Bernadette Pizzey returned to Port Hardy last week to share her debut work.

PORT HARDY— A former resident of the town turned author returned last week to share her debut work.

Bernadette Pizzey called Port Hardy home from 1987 to 2003 when she left to pursue studies in Ontario.

Pizzey is currently enrolled in Sociology and Social Work studies at Algoma University.

Her book, Traveling Truths: Highway Memoirs, is a recollection of some of the characters she encountered and the experiences she had riding the bus between Alberta and Ontario.

Pizzey read excerpts of her book to a group gathered in Retroz last week.

The group heard about caffeinated Mormons, Canada’s most opinionated woman and acid-obsessed scientists.

The author also gave the audience a sneak preview of her next work.

Tentatively titled Bus People, Pizzey’s follow-up will look at the singular subsection of passengers who travel for periods of 48 hours or more in a single bus journey.

This revelation led one audience member to quip that the only way to avoid mention in one of Pizzey’s books was to stay off the busses this summer.

Pizzey said that she hoped to combine her love of social work and writing at some time in the future but was taking each day as it came.

 

Traveling Truths: Highway Memoirs is available through www.lulu.com.

 

 

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