Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving long weekend and are rested and ready for all the great events this week.
On Tuesday, October 10, join Erinne Paisley for the launch of her debut book, Can Your Smartphone Change the World? (Orca Book Publishers). The first book in the new PopActivism Series, this how-to manual looks at specific ways youth can create social change through the tap of a screen.
If humour is more your thing, don’t miss Jack Knox‘s book launch on Tuesday, October 10 at Munro’s Books. Opportunity Knox: Twenty Years of Award-Losing Humour Writing (Heritage House) is the follow-up to last year’s smash hit Hard Knox.
Last week, Chris Czajkowski began her province-wide tour celebrating her new book, Harry: A Wilderness Dog Saga (Harbour Publishing). This week, you can meet Chris and her dog Harry (!!!) at presentations in Duncan on Tuesday, October 10, Squamish on Thursday, October 12, and in Pemberton on Friday, October 13.
Aaron Williams, an experienced firefighter, launches his memoir, Chasing Smoke on Wednesday, October 11 in Terrace and on Thursday, October 12 in Smithers. The timely memoir is an enthralling insider-account of how a fire season unfolds based on Aaron Williams’ experience in BC, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec and Idaho between 2006–2014.
The 16th annual Whistler Writers Festival begins on Thursday, October 12 and runs until Sunday, October 15. Featured authors include David Chariandy, Claudia Casper, Gurjinder Basran, Terry Fallis, Leanne Dunic, Barbara Gowdy, Teva Harrison, Drew Hayden Taylor, Steven Heighton, Lee Maracle, Suzette Mayr, and more
Beginning on Friday, October 13 and running through the weekend is the Vancouver Art / Book Fair. Completely free, the multi-day festival celebrates art books—including magazines, zines, and printed ephemera—from local, national, and international artists and publishers.