Events this Week | October 30 – November 6, 2017

After Halloweekend, literary events are in full force—continuing author tours, new book launches, and readings around the province. 

Meet bestselling author Chris Czajkowski and her lovable pack dog Harry as she continues her book tour around the province. Meet Chris (and Harry!) on Tuesday, October 31 in Barriere, 100 Mile House on Wednesday, November 1, and in Williams Lake on Thursday, November 2.

Chris Czajkowski & Harry Signing | 100 Mile House

Pauline Le Bel launches Whale in the Door: A community unites to protect BC’s Howe Sound, a story of biological resilience as a community struggles to shape a vision for its future. Pauline begins her book tour on Gabriola Island on Wednesday, November 1, Nanaimo on Thursday, November 2, and Victoria on Friday, November 3.

Two local poets, Barbara Pelman and Susan Alexander, launch their latest collections at Munro’s Books in Victoria on Wednesday, November 1.

Launch: Narrow Bridge by Barbara Pelman

Thursday is a lit-filled day all across the province. In Victoria at Bolen Books on Thursday, November 2, Howard Macdonald Stewart launches his new book, Views of the Salish Sea. 

Views of the Salish Sea by Howard Steward | Victoria

Jay Sherwood launches Surveying the Great Divide: The Alberta/BC Boundary Survey, 1913-1917 on Thursday, November 2 in VancouverSurveying the Great Divide looks at the work crews from 100 years ago who risked their lives working in remote, mountainous terrain documenting the boundary between Alberta and BC.

Launch: Surveying the Great Divide by Jay Sherwood

Author and historian Kate Bird presents a talk and signing on her new book City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes in Burnaby on Thursday, November 2.

City on Edge by Kate Bird | Burnaby

Darren Groth launches his latest YA novel, Munro vs. The Coyote at Bolen Books in Ladner on Thursday, November 2. Kirkus Reviews says, “Groth introduces readers to a sympathetic main character who is trying to move through trauma and to a sparkling supporting cast that gives voice to disability.”

Launch: Munro vs. The Coyote by Darren Groth

The Laughing Oyster Book Shop in Courtenay presents an afternoon of Canadian sea-themed literature on Thursday, November 2 with the editors of Spindrift: A Canadian Book of the Sea, Michael Hadley and Anita Hadley.

An afternoon of sea-themed literature: Spindrift

SFU’s The Writer’s Studio holds their monthly reading series on Thursday, November 2 with featured guest Nilofar Shidmehr and poet Miranda Pearson.

TWS Reading Series featuring Nilofar Shidmehr

On Saturday, Vancouver book arts lovers will be able to visit two free festivals.

The Alcuin Society is holding their annual Wayzgoose at the downtown branch of the Vancouver Public Library on Saturday, November 4. This is a fantastic event for anyone interested in bookmaking, bookbinding, printmaking, and other handmade book arts.

Alcuin Wayzgoose 2017

And in the afternoon of Saturday, November 4, Canzine — Broken Pencil Magazine‘s festival of zines and underground culture — is back in Vancouver. A must-attend for anyone interested in local artists, underground zines, graphic arts, and comics.

Canzine Vancouver 2017

On Saturday, November 4, celebrate the official launch of Charlie Demer‘s humour books imprint, Robin’s Egg Books, with the Vancouver launch of the inaugural book—What I Think Happened by Evany Rosen. Enjoy an evening of readings and performances featuring some of the best and brightest of Vancouver’s improv, sketch, and stand-up comedy scenes!

Robin’s Egg Books’ inaugural launch: What I Think Happened by Evany Rosen

Heidi Greco reads from her latest book, Flightpaths, in Nanaimo on Saturday, November 4. The poems in this collection, presented as if written by Earhart herself, consider some of the many theories that attempt to explain her disappearance.

Flightpaths by Heidi Greco | Nanaimo

Vancouver’s Poet Laureate, Rachel Rose, presents a reading event for Sustenance: Writers from BC and Beyond on the Subject of Food on Saturday, November 4. The anthology grew as a project from Rachel’s tenure in the role as poet laureate.

Vancouver Poet Laureate Rachel Rose presents Sustenance

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