After a fantastic turnout last week at our Climate, Conservation & Controversy event in Vancouver, we’re excited to be hosting another Read Local BC event this week in Nanaimo. There are also lots of other great events happening around the province this week.
Thom Henley kicked off his tour this week, yesterday in Terrace, and tonight, November 13 in Smithers. Thom continues his book launches in Hazelton on November 14, Prince Rupert on November 15, Old Masset on November 16, and Queen Charlotte on November 17.
Kate Bird will be at the Richmond Public Library for a talk and book signing on Tuesday, November 14.
YA author Darren Groth will be launching his new book, Munro vs. The Coyote in Vancouver on Tuesday, November 14. Groth’s novel is an unassuming look at survivor’s guilt.
Wednesday, November 15 is the monthly reading series Lunch Poems at SFU in Vancouver. This month’s event is part of Open Learning Week and features Jami Macarthy and Marguerite Pigeon.
In Victoria, Keith C. Ogilvie shares the story of his father—a young Canadian spitfire pilot on the frontlines of the Second World War at Bolen Books on Wednesday, November 15. (If you miss this reading, Ogilvie will also be reading at a Read Local event next week in Sidney!)
Mary Theresa Kelly will launch her debut novel in Vernon on Thursday, November 16. The event will also feature a reading by Kalamalka Press writer-in-residence Anne DeGrace.
Join us on Thursday, November 16 in Nanaimo for our Read Local BC event, Unknown to Known: Discovery in BC. Local authors Wayne Norton, Judith Plant, Shanon Sinn, and Rob Wood will delve into little-known places, experiences, and events in BC.
Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre is celebrating its 40th anniversary and as part of its “coming of age”, the Lookout has partnered with Vancouver Heritage Foundation to launch a new program of events about Vancouver’s past, present and future. On Thursday, November 16, hear author Aaron Chapman explore the history and future of Vancouver’s music scene.
On November 16, Travis Lupick is hosting a panel discussion in Vancouver in conjunction with the release of his new book, Fighting for Space: How a Group of Drug Users Transformed One City’s Struggle with Addiction. The panel discussion is titled “The Fentanyl Crisis and Where We Go From Here.”