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November 2017

Time and Place | Read Local BC

November 22 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
VIRL Regional Library, Sidney / North Saanich Branch, 10091 Resthaven Drive
Sidney, BC V8L 3G3 Canada
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Please join Read Local BC for the final event of our Fall 2017 series where local authors, Yvonne Blomer, Christopher Gudgeon, Keith Ogilvie, and Barbara Pelman will read from their books exploring the concepts of Time and Place.

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Andrew Struthers in Vancouver

November 23 | 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Banyen Books & Sound, 3608 West 4th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6R 1P1 Canada
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Andrew Struthers reads from his new book The Sacred Herb / The Devil's Weed at Banyen Books

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The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie | Parksville

November 23 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mulberry Bush Bookstore (Parksville), 102 280 E Island Hwy
Parksville, BC V9P 2H6 Canada
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The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie is the story of an ordinary man who beat incredible odds on the frontlines of WWII, and the remarkable woman with whom he was reunited.

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Vancouver Historical Society presents Kate Bird

November 23 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9 Canada
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Join Kate Bird, author of City On Edge and Vancouver in the Seventies for a slide show of images from Vancouver’s rich history of protest activism.

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Andrew Struthers on Salt Spring Island

November 24 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Leaf Compassion (Salt Spring), 105-109 McPhillips Avenue
Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 2T6 Canada
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Seven-ish? Maybe later, d00d. If you do show up a little early, there’s Salt Spring Books right across the street, and they do have copies.

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Poets at The Paper Hound: Marguerite Pigeon & Rahat Kurd

November 24 | 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Paper Hound, 344 West Pender St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1T1 Canada
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Join Rahat Kurd and Marguerite Pigeon for an evening of poetry at the delightful Paper Hound Bookshop.

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Opportunity Knox by Jack Knox | Kamloops

November 25 | 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Chapter Kamloops, Aberdeen Village, 1395 Hillside Dr., Unit #4
Kamloops, BC V2E 2R7 Canada
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Jack Knox is back with more irreverent West Coast wit in Opportunity Knox: Twenty Years of Award-Losing Humour Writing. 

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Whale in the Door by Pauline Le Bel | Bowen Island

November 27 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Seniors Keeping Young (SKY), #19 - 1070 Miller Road
Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G1 Canada
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Celebrate the launch of Pauline Le Bel's book, Whale in the Door: A community unites to protect BC's Howe Sound.

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Conflict Is Not Abuse: Sarah Schulman in Vancouver

November 29 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Pulpfiction Books, 2422 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5T 3E2 Canada
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Sarah Schulman reads from and talks about her much discussed, award-winning book Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair,

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January 2018

Vancouver Historical Society presents Daniel Francis

January 25, 2018 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St
Vancouver, BC V6J 3J9 Canada
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Where Mountains Meet the Sea by Daniel Francis (Harbour Publishing) Originally part of the territories of the Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish Nations, the community of North Vancouver predates Vancouver as the earliest European settlement on Burrard Inlet. For several years Moodyville was the "capital" of Burrard Inlet. Boosters even thought that the North Shore might become the terminus for the transcontinental railway. Instead North Vancouver had a more measured history, characterized by industrial development along its waterfront, residential development up its…

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