This summer Ian is touring his new book  Bear Dreams.  

The book is an absorbing look into the beauty, magic and history of winter in Canada. 

It collects all of the poems and stories that went into creating For Body and Light’s acclaimed spoken word and dance show of the same title, which Ian and For Body and Light performed 25 times in Western Canada last year. 

It also completes a cycle that started with his book Coming & Going (Popolo Press 2015). The two books—Bear Dreams and Coming & Going are also available in a two volume set, packaged in a letterpress slipcover, and entitled Texts for Body and Light. 

The tour begins on July 6th and will take Ian to Saltspring Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Gabriola Island, Nanaimo and New Westminster. 

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