Events this Week | November 20-26, 2017

The roster of lit events around the province is relatively quiet, but we have a handful we’d highly recommend, including our Read Local BC event in Sidney.

Our final Read Local BC event for the season takes place on Wednesday, November 22 in Sidney. Join authors Yvonne Blomer (Refugium), Christopher Gudgeon (The Encyclopedia of Lies), Keith Ogilvie (The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie), and Barbara Pelman (Narrow Bridge) to explore themes of time and place through poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

Time and Place | Read Local BC

On Wednesday, November 22Orca Book Publishers hosts their Fall launch with eight new titles: You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith, illustrated by Danielle DanielSpeaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation by Monique Gray SmithBlack Gold by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Helen FlookA Fair Deal: Shopping for Social Justice by Kari Jones; Medusa’s Scream by Melanie JacksonFirewall by Sean RodmanHit the Ground Running by Alison Hughes; and Munro Vs. The Coyote by Darren Groth. All ages welcome!

Orca Books Publishers’ Fall 2017 Launch

Andrew Struthers will be reading from his book in Vancouver on Thursday, November 23 with a stop-over on Salt Spring Island.

Andrew Struthers in Vancouver

If you missed our Time and Place event, you can catch Keith C. Ogilvie in Parksville on Thursday, November 23. Keith will be at Mulberry Bush Bookstore for a reading from The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie, the story of a young Canadian Spitfire pilot on the frontlines of the Second World War.

The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie | Parksville

After their successful Vancouver launch last week, Sharon Thesen and Erín Moure will be reading in Kelowna on Thursday, November 23.

Sharon Thesen & Erín Moure | Kelowna

Kate Bird joins the Vancouver Historical Society for their monthly lecture series. If you’re interested in local history, this is a not-to-be-missed event on Thursday, November 23 in Vancouver.

Vancouver Historical Society presents Kate Bird

Howard Macdonald Stewart has been around the province reading from his new book Views of the Salish Sea. His Vancouver launch will be at the Vancouver Maritime Museum on Thursday, November 23.

Views of the Salish Sea by Howard Steward | Vancouver launch

Poetry in an intimate setting more your style? Join Rahat Kurd and Marguerite Pigeon at The Paper Hound in Vancouver on Friday, November 24.

Poets at The Paper Hound: Marguerite Pigeon & Rahat Kurd

In Jack Knox‘s second collection, Opportunity Knox: Twenty Years of Award-Losing Humour Writing he revisits his most (and least) popular columns. Meet him on Saturday, November 25 at Chapters in Kamloops—and get a sneak peek behind the scenes in our interview with Jack.

Opportunity Knox by Jack Knox | Kamloops

On November 25 the 2017 Jewish Book Festival kicks off in Vancouver. One of the events features local authors Irene N. Watts and Kathryn E. Shoemaker and their award-winning graphic novel Seeking Refuge.

Cherie Smith JCC Jewish Book Festival


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