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November 2019

PR – Podcasting 101

November 16 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm | Powell River Library, Powell River

This one-day intensive, hands-on workshop will introduce storytelling for podcasting, interview skills, editing and introduce basic equipment and software, and more! To register contact Megan Cole at 604-485-4796

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Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest with J. Duane Sept

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Sechelt Public Library, Sechelt
Free

Have you ever visited your local beach and wondered about some of the curious creatures and stunning shells you encountered there? Some of your questions might be answered by local author and biologist J. Duane Sept when he gives his presentation on "Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest." Sept’s illustrated talk is based on his recently published book "The New Beachcomber’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest," which features hundreds of species of intertidal life, from seaweeds and sponges to jellies,…

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Book Launch with Howard White and John Pass

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt
Free

Join us for a book launch with Howard White and John Pass. Book sales by Talewind Books. Free and open to the public. Howard White will be reading from his newest collection of poetry by Anvil Press: A Mysterious Humming Noise. Notably unpretentious and concerned with everyday west coast realities, it’s hard to read a White poem without cracking a smile. This Was the River confirms John Pass’s reputation as a poet of lyrical eloquence, masterful technique and both intellectual…

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Come Write In!: Writing Space at the Library

November 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until November 29, 2019

| Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

Fridays to Nov 29th. November is National Novel Writing Month! (NaNoWriMo) 2-4 pm: Quiet Writing Space 4-5 pm: TGIF NaNoWriMo Social Get a “shot of caffeine for your creative life” by joining over 400,000 participants as they strive to draft a novel in one month! To help you in your quest, the library hosts four “Come Write In!” sessions. Come to the library for some dedicated novel-writing space, and join your fellow adventurers as they type away. Laptops available upon…

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PR – Book Launch and Whisky Tasting Event

November 23 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm | The Art Centre, Powell River

Local authors to present their latest book release on Nosing and Tasting the Water of Life! A guide to how whisky made its way to Scotland, exploring the process of distilling the single malt and the alchemy of tasting and pairing the ‘water of life’. Book Launch to be followed with a unique whisky tasting experience! RESERVED SEATING for the Whisky Tasting is $49 in advance.

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Songs and Tales of Utter Gratitude!

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
by donation

Come and get your spirits lifted--or be a 'lifter' yourself! What song or story--your own, or one you've read--makes you feel delighted to be alive?! Each person gets five minutes to fill our hearts with love and our eyes with happy tears! These events fill up fast, so don't delay! Musicians get an extra minute or two, as needed!

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MUSE: Open Mic at the Library, with special guest author Bernadette Wagner

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

Sign up to share 5 minutes of poetry or prose at the Gibsons Public Library's monthly open mic! In November, MUSE hosts special guest author Bernadette Wagner, who will read from her new collection, The Dry Valley, following the open mic. Wagner is a multi-genre writer, community educator and a community organizer living in Regina, Saskatchewan. Her poetry has been broadcast on radio and TV, published in journals and anthologies, and has appeared in film, on CD, and on the…

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David Chariandy: Literary Readings on the Sunshine Coast

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

The 2019-2020 season of the Literary Readings on the Sunshine Coast series continues with award-winning novelist, cultural commentator, and scholar David Chariandy, author of two celebrated novels, including the Giller-nominated and Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize-winning *Brother*, as well as *I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You*, a book-length meditation on the politics of race in Canada written as a letter to his teenage daughter. Admission by donation.

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December 2019

Get Cozy at the Library: Hazards of Hampshire book launch

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

An independent woman, her dog, and murder. Throw in a Hampshire village and you have a perfect setting for a cozy… An afternoon of British treats, tea, and mystery with a reading from the inaugural book in the British Book Tour Mysteries series by Marion Crook, writing as Emma Dakin. Books for sale by Talewind Books.

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Book Launch and Signing: Domestic Dragon

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Eco-Freako, Roberts Creek
Free

A debut poetry book by Rosalee Stavroff. Enjoy hot chocolate while meeting the author. Books available at Talewind Books, Eco-Freako & directly from RosaleeStavroff@gmail.com

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Winter Intention Gathering.

December 28, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - January 28, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until January 1, 2020

| Camp Elphinstone., Gibsons, B.C.
$200 – $420

Intention Gathering is back for its 21st year of magic, bliss and community celebration! ♥ Intention is a multi-day, family friendly, participant co-created festival and retreat at the most intentional time of year. DANCE PARTIES! WORKSHOPS! PASSION SHOWS! RITUAL! ARTISAN MARKET! YOGA! KIDS' PLAY SPACE! ART! DIY CULTURE! SPONTANEOUS FUN! SHARED MEALS AND ACCOMMODATIONS INCLUDED! For more information, please go to www.intentiongathering.org . Much more information will be available there in the next few weeks.

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August 2020

38th Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

August 13, 2020 - August 16, 2020 | Rockwood Festival Pavilion, Sechelt

Aug 13, 14, 15, 16. Canadian literary festival featuring writers of a wide range of genres; events take place in the 500-seat open air Festival Pavilion in the Rockwood Gardens

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