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March 22, 2010

Ian Weir reading around the Okanagan

Finalist author Ian Weir will be participating in several events throughout BC, including an event with Steven Galloway, a previously-nominated BC Book Prize author.

Launching In the Fabled East and introducing Daniel O’Thunder
Monday, March 29, 2010
7:00 pm at Hooked on Books in Penticton BC
Authors: Adam Lewis Schroeder (In The Fabled East) and Ian Weir (Daniel O’Thunder).

Building a Career as a Fiction Writer
Presenters: Chris Labonte, Adam Lewis Schroeder and Ian Weir
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
1:30 - 3:30 pm at ARTS 115, UBC Okanagan in Kelowna, BC
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. at Thompson Rivers University, Campus Activity Centre Room 130.

Meet Ian Weir in Kelowna
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
4:00 - 6:00 pm at Mosaic Books in Kelowna, BC
Meet Ian for an afternoon of autographing copies of BC Book Prize nominated Daniel O’Thunder.

Fundraiser for the Western Canada Theatre
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
7:00pm at Calvary Community Church in Kamloops, BC.
Authors: Adam Lewis Schroeder (In The Fabled East), Ian Weir (Daniel O’Thunder) and Steven Galloway (Cellist of Sarajevo).
Price: $20 / $15 students

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February 10, 2010

W2 Real Vancouver Writers’ & Culture Series

Real Vancouver Writers Series at the W2 Culture + Media House

Located at 112 West Hastings Street across from the refurbished Woodwards Building in Downtown Vancouver, the Real Vancouver Writers Series consists of 4 weekly events showcasing local Vancouver writers, publishers and creative literary artists. These events will occur every Wednesday during February beginning at 7pm. These evenings are designed to show the city and the world real and diverse Vancouver culture and real creative individuals in the literary and publishing communities at a time when the eyes of the world are on our city.

Today marks Week 2 of the literary lineup, and is certainly not to be missed. Check out www.realvancouverwriters.com for all the details!

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February 09, 2010

First Annual Galiano Island Literary Festival


Book lovers looking to soothe spirit and soul while escaping Vancouver’s Olympic check points and traffic snarls have another option in the peaceful and beautiful Southern Gulf Islands.

The first annual Galiano Literary Festival will be held February 19 to 21st, 2010, offering more than 25 vibrant Western Canadian voices and a gorgeous weekend away at Vancouver’s closest Gulf Island.

The Festival will get underway with an intimate welcoming reception on the evening of Friday, February 19th, 2010. Throughout the weekend, festival-goers will have the opportunity to meet a variety of writers from the Gulf Islands and across British Columbia in an intimate and casual setting. While the Festival schedule will be stimulating, visitors can anticipate having a few quiet hours to walk along Galiano Island’s beautiful beaches and serene forests.

Throughout the weekend, the Festival schedule includes readings and talks by over 25 writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry including John Barton, George Bowering, Norma Charles, Sean Cranbury, Dede Crane, Anthony Dalton, William Deverell, Ann Eriksson, Jenn Farrell, Pam Freir, Bill Gaston, Gary Geddes, Kim Goldberg, Margaret Griffiths, Geoff Inverarity, Michael Kenyon, Francis Mansbridge, Teresa McWhirter, Catherine Owen, Jamie Reid, Linda L. Richards, Timothy Taylor, Audrey Thomas, Harry Thurston, Rhea Tregebov, Alan Twigg, Gudrun Will, Rhonda Ganz, Mike Christie and George Sipos.

A full slate of workshops and panels will discuss a wide variety of book and writing-related topics including how to develop a writing style, how to get published, and the future of the printed page in the e-book age. All of this will occur in a relaxed and cozy atmosphere where visitors will be able to talk one-to-one with writers and fellow book lovers, or just sit back and enjoy the conversation. 

The Festival will take place at the Galiano Inn, a world-class resort that will provide a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Festival organizers anticipate an intimate and vibrant event. 

The Galiano Inn is just a very short walk from the ferry dock and Galiano Island Books, so visitors coming to the Island for the Festival can leave cars at home or at the ferry terminal in Tsawwassen.

Registration for the weekend is $150.00 per person, which includes the opening reception, admission to all sessions, and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Festival-goers may choose to attend for a single day. The cost for one day’s Festival events, including lunch, is $85.00 or $40 for the morning session, without lunch.

Attendees are also welcome to join the authors on Saturday evening for dinner and conversation. The dinner is $25.00 per person (excluding beverages).

Event tickets can be purchased at Galiano Island Books or by calling 1-877-795-BOOK (2665). The full festival program will be available soon at www.galianoislandbooks.com .

Lodging is available at the Galiano Inn through their website at www.galianoinn.com or on their toll free reservation line at 1-877-530-3939.

Accommodations for the weekend, including cabins, bed and breakfasts and lodges, can be found through The Galiano Island Chamber of Commerce on their web site at www.galianoisland.com.

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July 06, 2009

Whistler Readers & Writers Festival

The eighth annual Whistler Readers and Writers Festival will take place September 11-13, 2009.

More than twenty invited Canadian authors and editors will descend on Whistler this fall as special guests in a weekend-long siege of word-wielding and poetry-slinging. Don’t miss 2009 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize winner Lee Henderson (The Man Game), Claire Mulligan (2008 finalist), and Annabel Lyon (2005 finalist) all reading together on Opening Night! Other BC Book Prize recipients participating include Nancy Lee (2003 finalist) and Wayne Grady (2005 finalist) as one of the Writers in Residence!

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June 29, 2009

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts takes place this year on August 13-16, 2009.

Don’t miss performances by great Canadian talents, including BC writers such as Daphne Bramham (finalist for the 2009 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize), Steven Galloway (finalist for the 2009 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize), Katherine Gordon (finalist in 2005 and 2007), Andrew Nikiforuk (finalist for the 2009 BC Booksellers’ Choice Award), and Andreas Schroeder (finalist for the 2009 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize).

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June 18, 2009

Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival

A number of BC Book Prize nominated (and winning) authors will be attending the Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival this year from July 13-19, 2009.

Hosted by CBC’s Mark Forsythe, some of the writers include Steven Galloway (2009 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize finalist), Jack Hodgins (winner of the 2006 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence), Gabor Maté (winner of the 2009 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize), Mary Novik (winner of the 2008 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize), Harold Rhenisch (finalist in 2007 and 2001), and Ronald Wright (finalist for the 2009 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize).

Don’t miss out on meeting and hearing some of these talented BC authors. Visit the Denman Island Readers & Writers Festival website for more details.

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May 25, 2009

Paul Headrick & Robert Bringhurst at the Robson Reading Series

A Notable Night of Poetry and Prose: Novelist Paul Headrick and poet Robert Bringhurst will be reading at the UBC Bookstore at Robson Square this Thursday, May 28 at 7:00pm. Admission is free. Visit the Robson Reading Series Event Page for more information.

Paul Headrick, finalist for the 2009 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, teaches literature and creative writing at Langara College. His fiction and creative non-fiction have been published in many journals, including The Malahat Review, The Antigonish Review, Image, and The Vincent Brothers Review. His charming first novel, That Tune Clutches My Heart (Gaspereau Press), explores the nature of us-and-them conflicts, told through the experiences of May Sutherland, a 1948 high school student caught between warring factions of Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby fans.

Robert Bringhurst, recipient of the 2005 Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, is a poet, prose writer, typographer and linguist. His manual The Elements of Typographic Style (Hartley and Marks) has been translated into ten languages and is now one of the world’s most influential texts on typographic design. Bringhurst’s latest book, Selected Poems (Gaspereau Press), brings together selections from several of his collections of poetry and a series of new poems, “The Living.”

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May 04, 2009

Daphne Marlatt in Steveston, Richmond

Daphne Marlatt will be reading from her book of prose-poetry, Steveston, on Wednesday, May 6, to a soundscape composed and performed by Robert Minden and Carla Hallett

Wednesday, May 6, 2009. 8:00pm
Richmond Cultural Centre, 7700 Minoru Gate
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and free for children. Available at the door.
Info at 604-247-8300

As Marlatt recalls, “There was something in Steveston which drew us, over and over again, and which our work attempted to enunciate — something under the backwater quiet, the river hum of comings and goings, the traffic of work, that was ‘shouting’ at us to tell it.”

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May 01, 2009

Margaret Horsfield gives Cemetary Character Tour

Margaret Horsfield will be conducting a Walking History Tour in conjunction with the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria. They conduct a Walking History Tour every Sunday afternoon, and on May 3, 2009, Margaret will be doing a tour of Ross Bay cemetery at 2:00pm.

She will be talking about the characters of her book, Voices from the Sound: Chronicles of Clayoquot Sound and Tofino 1899–1929. Meet at 1:45pm, in front of Starbucks Coffee, Fairfield Plaza. $5 - no reservations needed. More details at the Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria events page.

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April 21, 2009

Elise Partridge at the Robson Reading Series

Did you miss Elise Partridge while she was on tour with the BC Book Prizes? Well good news! Elise Partridge and David O Meara will be celebrating National Poetry Month at the Robson Reading Series. Join them at 7:00pm at the UBC Bookstore Library Robson Square (800 Robson Street) on Thursday April 23, 2009. More details on the Robson Reading Series here.

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