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April 01, 2015

Read Local BC Event with Robert “Lucky” Budd

Join Robert “Lucky” Budd (shortlisted for the 2015 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award) alongside Sylvia Olsen, Penny Chamberlain, Carol Ann Shaw, and Ann Walsh at the Juan de Fuca Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library on Tuesday, April 21 at 1:00 pm for “Read Local BC:  Authors for Kids & Tweens.”

Celebrate local authors as part of Read Local BC! Writers Lucky Budd, Sylvia Olsen, Penny Chamberlain, Ann Walsh, and Carol Ann Shaw will read, tell stories, and answer questions about where ideas come from and what it’s like to be a writer. For ages 8-18.

More information is available at facebook.com/readlocalbc.

Posted by Kristie Poole | Filed under: More Author Events | Permalink

April 01, 2015

Read Local BC Event with Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane

Join Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane (shortlisted for the 2015 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize and Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award) alongside Paula Wild and John Ford for Read Local BC’s free event “Exploring the Nature of the Comox Valley” at the Courtenay Public Library on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 pm.

Look at the beauty of the Comox Valley in a different light in an informative, entertaining evening with local authors who uncover fascinating stories behind our landscape. Paula Wild celebrates the cougar, Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane explain the life and diversity (both ecologically and industrially) that springs from the Strait of Georgia, and John Ford shares how to recognize some of the marine mammals that inhabit its depths.

More information is available at facebook.com/readlocalbc.

Posted by Kristie Poole | Filed under: More Author Events | Permalink

April 01, 2015

Read Local BC Event with Maggie de Vries

Join 2015 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize finalist Maggie de Vries on Thursday, April 16 at 1:30 pm at the Oakridge Branch of the Vancouver Public Library for a free Read Local BC reading event. She will be sharing Fraser Bear, which was shortlisted for the 2011 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize.

A beautifully illustrated nature story of a bear cub’s life in the Pacific Northwest, from a multi-award-winning team, Fraser Bear is the exciting and moving story of a black bear cub’s dangers and adventures in his first two years, uniting the intertwined cycles of bear and fish.

More information is available at facebook.com/readlocalbc.

Posted by Kristie Poole | Filed under: More Author Events | Permalink

April 01, 2015

Read Local BC Event with Aaron Chapman

Join 2015 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award finalist Aaron Chapman alongside Eve Lazarus and Daniel Francis for Read Local BC’s event “Secrets, Booze & Rebellion: Vancouver’s Unknown History” at the Lynn Valley Branch of the North Vancouver District Public Library on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 pm.

Discover the historical underworld of Vancouver and the adventures that took place in many of the buildings and streets still standing today. Three of the city’s finest historians share its rollicking history, from cops turned robbers, to rum-running entrepreneurs during prohibition, and the glamorous yet naughty history of one of the city’s oldest nightclubs.

More information is available at facebook.com/readlocalbc.

Posted by Kristie Poole | Filed under: More Author Events | Permalink

April 01, 2015

Read Local BC Event with Roy and Slavia Miki

Join Roy and Slavia Miki on Monday, April 13 at 1:30 pm at the Britannia Branch of the Vancouver Public Library for a free Read Local BC reading event. They will be sharing their 2015 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize finalist book Dolphin SOS.

Based on true events, Dolphin SOS recounts the story of three dolphins trapped in an ice-covered cove on the coast of Newfoundland. After the government fails to provide assistance, some young boys take matters into their own hands in order to save the distressed dolphins.

More information is available at facebook.com/readlocalbc.

Posted by Kristie Poole | Filed under: More Author Events | Permalink

July 09, 2014

Graeme Truelove West Coast Book Tour

Join 2014 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize finalist Graeme Truelove (Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics) at one (or more) of these West Coast Book Tour events:

  • July 31 – Vancouver Central Library (350 W Georgia St) – Talk, Q+A, and signing, 7:00PM until 8:30 PM
  • August 6 – Book Warehouse (632 W Broadway) – Book signing, noon to 2:00 PM
  • August 6 – Spartacus Books (3378 Findlay St, at Commercial and 18th) – Book signing, 3:30 PM until 5:30 PM
  • August 7 – Burnaby Public Library, Bob Prittie Metrotown (6100 Willingdon Ave.) 7:00PM until 8:30 PM – Talk, Q+A, and signing, 7:00PM until 8:30 PM

Posted by Kristie Poole | Filed under: More Author Events | Permalink

June 05, 2014

An Evening with Roy Henry Vickers and Lucky Budd

2014 Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award finalists Roy Henry Vickers and Robert “Lucky” Budd (Raven Brings the Light) will be at Bolen Books in Victoria on Friday, June 20, at 7:00 pm for a reading, discussion, and book signing. Roy will discuss his new collection Storyteller, and both authors will discuss their new children’s book Cloudwalker, the highly anticipated follow up to Raven Brings the Light.

Posted by Kristie Poole | Filed under: More Author Events | Permalink

June 03, 2014

A Gathering of Poets: Readings by BC Book Prize Finalists

Join this year’s recipient of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize as well as three of the finalists for A Gathering of Poets: Readings by BC Book Prize Finalists at the Vancouver Public Library. BC Book Prize winner Jordan Abel (The Place of Scraps) will be joined by Catherine Greenwood (The Lost Letters), Jennica Harper (Wood), and Renée Sarojini Saklikar (children of air india: un/authorized exhibits and interjections) for the event, which takes place from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Monday, June 9.

Posted by Kristie Poole | Filed under: More Author Events | Permalink

April 24, 2014

Meet Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton

2014 BC Book Prize finalists Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton will visit the Lower Mainland and Sunshine Coast next week. Join them for a book signing at ULS in Burnaby on April 29 at 4:00 pm. They will also appear at the Sunshine Coast Aboriginal Storytellers Festival from April 30 to May 2. Christy and Margaret are shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize for their book When I Was Eight.

Posted by Kristie Poole | Filed under: More Author Events | Permalink

January 30, 2014

UBC Presents a Talk with Sarah Ellis

UBC’s Master of Arts in Children’s Literature Program will present a talk by award-winning children’s author Sarah Ellis on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Entitled “Writer as Critic: Inside and Outside the Book,” the talk will take place from 12 pm to 1 pm in The Dodson Room (Room 302), Level 3, Chapman Learning Commons, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, UBC. This event will feature refreshments and is free and open to the public. More details are available on the UBC website.

Sarah Ellis is a renowned children’s librarian, author, and critic. The author of fourteen children’s books, she has been awarded such honours as the Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature and the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award. Sarah has also been the recipient of the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize three times (in 1987, 1997, and 2007) as well as the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence in 2013. Most recently, she was nominated for the 2014 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

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