On Monday April 24 in Prince George, Read Local BC presents four acclaimed authors from the Interior—Sage Birchwater, Clayton Gauthier, Janet Romain, and Bev Sellars. The authors will read from their latest books, sharing stories of adventure and adversity. Free event. Books available for purchase.
Sage Birchwater is the author of Chilcotin Chronicles: Stories of Adventure and Intrigue from British Columbia’s Central Interior (Caitlin Press), a compilation of stories the meld both culture and bloodlines, and set in the wild and untamed country of central British Columbia’s Chilcotin Plateau. Sage lives in Williams Lake.
Clayton Gauthier is the author and illustrator of The Salmon Run (Theytus Books), which follows a salmon on his journey to return to the spawning grounds. Clayton is a Cree/Dakelh artist and storyteller based in Prince George.
Janet Romain is the author of Not My Fate: Story of a Nisga’a Survivor (Caitlin Press), which tells the story of Josephine Caplin (Jo), who was born into a world marred by maternal abandonment, alcoholism and traumatic epileptic seizures, and explores the tragic aftermath of Canada’s residential schools and the effects of colonization. Not My Fate is her struggle to move past a legacy of hardship toward a life of peace and forgiveness. Janet Romain, who is Métis-Canadian, was born in Vancouver and currently lives in Fort Fraser.
Bev Sellars is the author of Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival (Talonbooks), which untangles truth from some of the myths about First Nations and addresses misconceptions still widely believed today. Her memoir, They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School, won the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature, was shortlisted for the 2014 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, and was on the BC Bestseller list for 40 weeks. Bev Sellars was first elected chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake, British Columbia, and served as an advisor to the BC Treaty Commission. She lives in Williams Lake.