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Danny Ramadan at VIU’s Global Citizens Week

Join us for an evening with Danny Ramadan – novelist, public speaker, columnist, gay refugee activist​ – who speaks passionately about the refugee experience

Unknown to Known: Discovery in BC | Read Local BC

Local authors Wayne Norton, Judith Plant, Shanon Sinn, and Rob Wood will read from their latest releases that delve into little-known places, experiences, and events in BC. The night will be hosted by Mike...

Events this Week | November 13-19, 2017

We’re excited to be hosting another Read Local BC event this week in Nanaimo, alongside lots of other great events around the province.

Flightpaths by Heidi Greco | Nanaimo

On the 120th anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s birth and the 80th anniversary of her disappearance, award-winning poet, Heidi Greco revitalizes what we know about the iconic aviator

Whale in the Door by Pauline Le Bel | Nanaimo

Celebrate the launch of Pauline Le Bel’s book, Whale in the Door: A community unites to protect BC’s Howe Sound.

The Haunting of Vancouver Island by Shanon Sinn | Nanaimo

Halloween is the season for scary stories—listen to Shanon Sinn present stories from The Haunting of Vancouver Island, a collection of true life ghost stories in our own backyard

Opportunity Knox by Jack Knox | Nanaimo

Jack Knox is back with more irreverent West Coast wit in Opportunity Knox: Twenty Years of Award-Losing Humour Writing. 

Chris Czajkowski & Harry in Nanaimo

Join bestselling author Chris Czajkowski and her dog Harry for a presentation based on her new book, Harry: A Wilderness Dog Saga

BC History “Speaks” For Itself: Robert Budd & the Orchard Collection

Join Robert (Lucky) Budd for an evening exploring (and hearing) BC history straight from the voices of our early 20th century settlers themselves.

Events this Week | September 11-17, 2017

We’ve got an action-packed week where you’ll wish you had a time machine to attend all these fantastic literary events.