Not quite as busy as last week, but still a lot to see and do in literary arts around the province. We’re a bit biased, but we highly recommend the Climate, Conservation & Controversy event on Thursday in Vancouver.
Debut author Ron Norman begins this week with a series of launches, starting in Victoria on Monday, November 6, Vancouver on Wednesday, November 8, Salmon Arm on Friday, November 10, Kamloops on Saturday, November 11, and Kelowna on Sunday, November 12.
Tuesday is getting busy! In the afternoon of Tuesday, November 7, Kate Bird presents at Burnaby Public Library on her new book, City on Edge (Greystone Books).
In Squamish on Tuesday, November 7, Pauline Le Bel reads from her new nonfiction book Whale in the Door (Caitlin Press), a story of biological resilience as the community of Howe Sound struggles to shape a vision for its future. Pauline will also be in Vancouver on Thursday, November 9.
Well Fed, Flat Broke author Emily Wight launches her new cookbook, Dutch Feast (Arsenal Pulp Press), in Vancouver on Tuesday, November 7. The cookbook offers a modern take on Dutch cuisine that highlights the ways that simple meals bring joy and comfort.
The Greater Victoria Public Library holds their final Reconciliation Conversation on Tuesday, November 7 with author Monique Gray Smith. Monique Gray Smith is an award-winning author of mixed Cree, Lakota and Scottish heritage. Her latest book is Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation (Orca Book Publishers).
Publisher Talonbooks is throwing a big party in Vancouver on Tuesday, November 7 to launch their fall poetry books and celebrate their 50th anniversary. There will be readings from the new collections of Mercedes Eng (Prison Industrial Complex Explodes), Cecily Nicholson (Wayside Sang), Catriona Strang (Reveries of a Solitary Biker), and Joshua Whitehead (Full-Metal Indigiqueer).
Matt Price, author of Engagement Organizing: The Art and New Science of Making Campaigns (UBC Press), hosts an evening of rapid-talks in Victoria with public figures, activists, and leaders for social change. This interesting and—dare we say it—engaging event will take place on Wednesday, November 8 in Victoria.
Tony Penikett launches his new book Hunting the Northern Character (UBC Press) on Wednesday, November 8 in Vancouver. The book is a lively account of the struggles and accommodations of the Canadian North that not only retraces the footsteps of Penikett’s personal hunt for a northern identity but also tells the story of an Arctic that the world does not yet know.
On Thursday, November 9, Read Local BC hosts the first of our next three reading events this season. Join four local authors for a reading and discussion about the environment, climate change, and the controversies that arise. Robert Falls, Robert Griffin, Pauline Le Bel, and Kevin Vallely will be joined by host Frank Wolf for a stimulating discussion.
Howard Macdonald Stewart presents a lecture on his new book, Views of the Salish Sea (Harbour Publishing), in Courtenay on Thursday, November 9. His book interweaves geography, biology and resource economics with history, this is a deft examination of the Strait of Georgia from the 1850s to the modern era.
On Thursday, November 9, the Royal BC Museum launches their newest publication, Kwädąy Dän Ts’ìnchį: Teachings from Long Ago Person Found, with readings from two of its three co-editors. In trying to figure out Long Ago Person’s story, the book is not only a portrait of an individual and his world, but also a model for how diverse ways of knowing, in both scholarly and oral traditions, can complement each other to provide a new understanding of our complex histories.
Sunday, November 12 is the monthly event of the Dead Poets Reading Series. Each reader gets 15 minutes to read their favourite dead poet’s work. Every month is different and exciting—don’t miss this great free event.