Community Events Jan-Feb
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Some of these events are outside the BC Lower Mainland but will be of interest to our readers who live elsewhere in BC!
EVA VAN LOON
Local author presents Hot Dogs, her newst novel written from the perspective of Lord Tyee, a wolf-hybrid. Saturday, January 13 at 2:00pm. Powell River Public Library, Powell River. More information at orpl.ca.
DEAD POETS READING SERIES
Revisit the works of great artists. Each event will feature poetry readings by readers who will also talk about the poet's life and work. Featuring Richard Brautigan, read by Kelsey Klassen, Don Coles, read by Rob Taylor, Czeslaw Milosz, read by Bethany Hindmarsh, and Helene Rosenthal, read by Cynthia Flood. Sunday, January 14 at 3:00pm. Central branch, VPL, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver. More information at vpl.ca.
Author reads from her newest novel Autonomous. Monday, January 15 at 7:00pm. Massy Books, 2206 Main St., Vancouver.
Meet Vici Johnstone, publisher at Caitlin Press, the publishing company based in Halfmoon Bay. Tuesday, January 16 at 1:30pm. Community room, Sechelt Library, 5797 Cowrie St., Sechelt. More information at 604-885-3260.
LUNCH POEMS AT SFU
January's reading features poets Jónína Kirton and Joanne Arnott. Wednesday, January 17 at 12:00pm. SFU Vancouver, 515 W. Georgia St., Vancouver. more information at sfu.ca.
IN THEIR WORDS
Featuring SheLa Nefertiti Morrison reading Ivan Coyote, Lozan Yamolky reading Pablo Neruda, and Fauzia Rafique reading Salman Rushdie. Thursday, January 18 at 6:00pm. Room 411A, Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St., New Westminster. More information at rclas.com.
Reading by SFU Writer in Residence. Friday, January 19 at 7:00pm. SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings, Vancouver. More information at sfu.ca.
PLANET EARTH POETRY
Reading by Kim Trainor and Laurie D. Graham. Friday, January 19 at 7:30pm. Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave., Victoria. More information at planetearthpoetry.com.
January open mic at the Lyceum. Friday, January 19 at 8:00pm. Christianne's Lyceum of Literature and Art, 3696 8th Ave. W., Vancouver.
Author launches his latest book of poetry, "Oh Not So Great": Poems from the Depression Project. Hosted by Fiona Tinwei Lam, free. Saturday, January 20 at 7:00pm. UBC Undergraduate Medical Society, 2750 Heather Street, Vancouver. More information at roblucastaylor.com.
Featuring Lauren Hillman, Patrik Sampler, David Wiseman and Joan Donaldson-Yarmey. Monday, January 22 at 7:00pm, free. Central branch, VPL, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver.
Celebrate Family Literacy Week and meet local author as he reads from his latest book, Counting on Snow. Wednesday, January 24 at 10:30am. Chilliwack library, 45860 First Ave., Chilliwack. More information at fvrl.bc.ca.
Author discusses her recent book For the Love of Vancouver: Connections with Beauty. Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00pm. Parkgate branch, North Vancouver District Public Library. More information at nvdpl.ca.
TWISTED POETS LITERARY SALON
Features Cornelia Hoogland, Onjana Yawnghwe & Marcus McCann plus open mic. Thursday, January 25 at 7:00pm. The Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street, Vancouver. Sign up for open mic at 7pm. Readings begin at 7:30. Suggested donation at the door: $5. More information at pandorascollective.com.
THE STATE OF THE BOOK
Combining anecdote from his 50-year career in Canadian and international publishing with an historical overview of modern book culture, how it functions, and why it still matters, Scott McIntyre provides a timely perspective on a rapidly evolving but still essential cultural artifact. Tuesday, January 30 at 5:00pm, free. Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Rd., Vancouver. More information at greencollege.ubc.ca.
IMPRINT: A MEMOIR OF TRAUMA IN THE THIRD GENERATION
With astounding grace and strength, Claire Sicherman weaves a testimony of the connection between her mind and body, as affected by the Holocaust, three generations later. Book launch on Sunday, February 4 at 7:00pm. Temple Shalom, 7190 Oak St. Free admission. RSVP at imprintbook.eventbrite.ca.
Author presents his new book Views of the Salish Sea. Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00pm. The Hall, 4305 Central Rd. Hornby Island, BC. More information at harbourpublishing.com.
Launch of the author's latest crime novel, Cut You Down. Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00pm. The Shebeen, 210 Carrall St., Vancouver. More information here.
Author presents her latest collection The Girls with Stone Faces. Friday, February 9 at 7:00pm. Hillside Coffee and Tea, 1633 Hillside Ave., Victoria.
THE MIRACLE MILE
Jason Beck, curator of the BC Sports Hall of Fame, shares the many stories that made up the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver in his book, The Miracle Mile. Come to his presentation on Saturday, February 10 at 11:00am. Cloverdale Public Library, 5642 176A St, Surrey. Free admission.
WHERE ARE YOU REALLY FROM?
Join writers Chelene Knight, Juliane Okot Bitek, and Wayde Compton, artist Chantal Gibson, and special guest Randy Clark for a unique mash up of stories on being Black in Vancouver. Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00pm. Central branch, VPL, 350 W. Georgia St., Vancouver.
An evening of open mic poetry reading. Hosted by Una Bruhns and Deborah L. Kelly. Drop ins welcome. Wednesday, February 14 at 6:30pm. Lynn Valley branch, North Vancouver District Public Library. More information at nvdpl.ca.
GALIANO LITERARY FESTIVAL
Ninth annual festival with featured author George Bowering. February 23-25, 2018. More information at galianoliteraryfestival.wordpress.com.
Local author releases her latest novel Nice Try, Jane Sinner! Saturday, February 24 at 1:30pm, free. Cameron Recreation Centre, Willow Room, Burnaby Public Library, 9523 Cameron Street, Burnaby. More information and registration at bpl.bc.ca.