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Athabasca University and NeWest Press are hosting Ted Ferguson, national journalist and author of the newly released autobiographical adventure, Back Roads, set in the woods somewhere near Athabasca. Hear about the Ferguson family's rural adventures in this humorous account of a radical change in lifestyle. Discussion will focus on Ferguson's long and varied career as a Canadian writer as he fills us in on what it's like to write in different areas of the country, from Victoria to Vancouver, Alberta to Toronto, Cuba and South East Asia. Anne Nothof, English Professor at Athabasca University and editor of Back Roads will introduce Ted Ferguson and facilitate the event. Ted Ferguson was born and raised in Victoria, BC. For ten years, he worked as a newspaper reporter, television critic, sports columnist, and magazine writer in several cities across Canada, before becoming a full-time freelance writer 30 years ago. His articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, Reader's Digest, Canadian Business, enRoute, and the Imperial Oil Review. He has publisehd seven books, including the Alberta Non-Fiction Book Award winner, Desperate Siege. His last book, Blue Cuban Nights, was publishe din 2006.