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.
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.
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.
Jay Sherwood launches Surveying the Great Divide: The Alberta/BC Boundary Survey, 1913-1917 on Thursday, November 2 in Vancouver. Surveying 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.
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.
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.”
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.
SFU’s The Writer’s Studio holds their monthly reading series on Thursday, November 2 with featured guest Nilofar Shidmehr and poet Miranda Pearson.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.