Weekly Events Roundup: February 9-15, 2018

This week’s literary events are all impeccably timed with celebrations of culture, love, and sports. 

Sports fans are in for a treat or two. First, the Winter Olympics have begun. Second, sports historian Jason Beck will be in Cloverdale on Saturday, February 10 talking about the 1954 British Empire Games and Commonwealth Games.

The Miracle Mile by Jason Beck | Cloverdale

It’s nearly Chinese New Year, so join Jen Sookfong Lee on Sunday, February 11 for a special book launch in Vancouver’s Chinatown.

Read our interview with Jen about researching Chinese New Year and writing cultural genocide for 11-year-olds. 

Launch: Chinese New Year by Jen Sookfong Lee

February is Black History Month, and on Tuesday, February 13, five black artists are holding a mashup discussion on being black in Vancouver. Three incredible local authors are part of this—Juliane Okot Bitek, Chelene Knight, and Wayde Compton.

Where are you really from? Stories on being Black in Vancouver

Love is in the air next week. Three contributors to Love Me True: Writers Reflect on the Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs of Marriage (Caitlin Press) will be reading in Sechelt on Tuesday, February 13.

Love Me True | Sechelt

On Wednesday, February 14, four contributors (including the co-editors) of Love Me True will be part of Incite, the Vancouver Writers Fest’s free literary series. Join Mandy Len Catron, Kevin Chong, Fiona Tinwei Lam, and Jane Silcott for a heart-thumping evening of stories.

Incite: Love Me True

Out On The Shelves, Vancouver’s only LGBTQ2IA+ library, is holding their grand opening on Thursday, February 15 at UBC.

Out On The Shelves: Grand Opening Party

 

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