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City on Edge by Kate Bird | Richmond
November 14 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PMFree
Join author Kate Bird for a talk and signing on her new book City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes (Greystone Books), a passionate and powerful collection of photographs that proves that, for better or worse, Vancouver knows how to make its voice heard.
Event is free, but seating is limited. Please register online. The event will take place in the Kwok-Chu Lee Living Room at the Brighouse branch.
Vancouver has long been a city on edge. From the 1907 Asian race riots to the Amchitka protests, from Doukhobor demonstrations to the Stanley Cup riots, Vancouver has a long and rich history of making its opinions and passions known, and in some cases, felt. In City on Edge, Kate Bird presents striking images of the moments when the city stood up, took to the streets, and rallied for change—or exploded in anger. Whether planned or spontaneous, revolutionary or reactionary, peaceful or destructive, these moments caught on camera are proof of the unique restless energy and constant appetite for change in this wildest of cities.
Kate Bird is a librarian, recently retired from Pacific Newspaper Group after 25 years, where she helped manage the hard copy photograph collection and digital image archive at The Vancouver Sun and The Province. She has been a researcher for numerous books, including Stephen Hume’s Lilies and Fireweed: Frontier Women of British Columbia, Wildfire: British Columbia Burns, The Way We Were: B.C.’s Amazing Journey to the Millennium, and Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun, which won the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award at the 2013 BC Book Prizes. She lives in Vancouver, BC.
Kate Bird is also the author of bestselling book Vancouver in the Seventies: Photos from a Decade That Changed the City (Greystone Books), which illuminates the vast changes and growth of the city politically, socially, economically, and culturally, with photos from the Vancouver Sun‘s photographic archives.