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March 2021

Gibsons & District Public Library AGM

March 6 @ 10:00 am | Zoom

Hear about our accomplishments in 2020, meet the Library Director and Library Trustees and learn of our plans for the year ahead. Everyone is welcome! Please contact Heather Evans-Cullen, Library Director by 5:00 pm on Friday, March 5th by email at hecullen@gibsons.bclibrary.ca to receive the Zoom information and password for the meeting.

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Literary Reading Series: Ronald Deibert

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Online
Free

Ron Deibert, is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto. The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security.

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3 WOMEN: Our Bodies

March 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Online

Robin Stevenson, Caitlin Hicks & Terrie Hamazaki read from their work that centres around women's bodies in a Writers Union of Canada-sponsored event. Robin Stevenson reads from MY BODY, MY CHOICE The Fight for Abortion Rights, Caitlin Hicks reads from her upcoming second novel KENNEDY GIRL )a scene in which a high school student becomes pregnant by a priest in the Sixties and must make a decision about her 'condition'); Terrie Hamazaki reads from "O-heso (belly button)" Swelling with Pride:…

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Opportunity: Call for Writers

March 12 @ 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until March 12, 2021

Deadline March 12th. Culture Days is looking for contributors and writers with fresh perspectives and unique stories to share. The arts emerged as a lifeline of joy, hope and reprieve needed to make it through this past year. Collectively, we’re imagining what a post-pandemic world could look like and how we can each contribute to that picture being brighter. Through that lens, Culture Days has chosen RE:IMAGINE as the very apt 2021 theme. With an understanding that we cannot return to how…

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Sunshine Coast Film Society AGM

March 15 @ 7:00 pm | Zoom

If you were a 2019/20 member of the Sunshine Coast Film Society, you are still a member, as we have extended memberships through 2020/21. Please email us, and we will send you the Zoom link and our AGM package. All of our current board of directors have agreed to stay on for another year to see us through this interregnum, but of course nominations are open.

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Capilano Universe Lecture Series: Fake News and the Death (and Rebirth?) of Journalism

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm | Zoom

Speaker: Graham Cook, PhD Critics argue that social media platforms like Facebook have helped to destroy objective, high-quality journalism in a flood of “fake news.” But journalism’s current decline can be traced to well before the advent of social media. Join us for a lively discussion into how we got here. Find out more and register for this Zoom lecture here.

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PR – Write Together

March 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
ongoing Fridays
| Zoom

Fridays from 4-5 pm. Be creative and share writing with others in this weekly, informal and fun online writing group. This group is for nonfiction, fiction or poetry. Writers will receive a prompt and will write for 20 minutes followed by discussion and time to share writing with local author and host, Megan Cole. On Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided when you register. To register contact Mark Merlino: here

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Genealogy Tutoring with Teresa

March 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
ongoing Mondays
| Sechelt Public Library, Sechelt

Appointments available on Mondays, 12:30-1:30 and Fridays, 1:30-2:30. Are you interested in starting your family tree? Want to know more about using Ancestry Library Edition? Or need help with your on-going genealogy research? Call the library to book a one-on-one session with Teresa, our genealogy tutor. Mask wearing and social distancing observed.

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April 2021

Judgment Day by Max Wyman. Livestream play reading

April 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$8

Judgment Day is an absurdist moral comedy by Max Wyman in which God is called to account for the sorry state the world is in. Cast: Bernard Cuffling, Agnes Tong, Tom Pickett, Susinn McFarlen, Wanda Nowicki Presented by Off the Page in association with the PHT Creative Hub Co-operative. Tickets and links here.

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PR – Traditional Tla’amin Songs with Drew Blaney

April 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Zoom

Drew Blaney will discuss traditional Tla’amin songs, as well as the remarkable story of the rediscovery of an old archival audio recording. To Register for this virtual event, email:  mmerlino@prpl.ca

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Literary Reading Series: Tenille Campbell

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Online
Free

The SCAC is pleased to have poet Tenille Campbell share online readings from "#IndianLovePoems" Tenille K Campbell is a Dene/Métis author and photographer from English River First Nation, SK. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is enrolled in her PhD at the University of Saskatchewan. Register for the reading on zoom here.

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Book Club: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

April 14 @ 7:00 pm | Zoom

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86947685321?pwd=RlMrWG5Ua09ZYTdPc3BmVXQ0QTJxUT09 Meeting ID:…

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PR – Getting Creative: Exploring Creative Nonfiction

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 22, 2021

| Online

Thursdays to Apr 22. A virtual writing workshop with handouts, conversation, digital resources and writing exercises. Megan Cole will introduce writers to the world of creative nonfiction. Participants will learn about the various forms of the genre, structure, voice and writing true stories. Registration is required. For more info or to register contact Mark Merlino at mmerlino@prpl.ca More info about Megan Cole -megancolewriter.com

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PR – Howard White presents Here on the Coast

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Online

Renowned writer Howard White will read from his latest book, a celebration of all the small town charms and natural beauty of living on the Sunshine Coast. To register for this virtual presentation, email Mark for the weblink at: mmerlino@prpl.ca

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May 2021

Open Mic Night – Gibsons & District Public Library

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 5, 2021

| Virtual
Free

The Gibsons & District Public Library is hosting an Open Mic night on Zoom.  Sign in to listen to people share their original material. Even better, share your own material. It can be prose, poetry, spoken word, a song, a rap... any original material that is no longer than 5 minutes. Email to reserve your spot. stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83648459130?pwd=Y09hWkkyTkNpYUxLUndNZzB1c1QrZz09

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Sunshine Coast Elder College Spring Course Offerings: Festival of the Written Arts Preview, AM Session

May 6 @ 12:00 pm | Online
$35

5 Thursdays to June 3. We invite former and new participants to join us for the 19th year of this interactive course, in which members of the group are encouraged to express their observations in open and friendly conversation — much like a book club setting. We’ll read and discuss a book by each of five Canadian authors appearing at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. The chosen authors and books titles will be provided well in advance. Online…

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Sunshine Coast Elder College Spring Course Offerings: Festival of the Written Arts Preview, PM Session

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Online
$35

5 Thursdays to June 3. We invite former and new participants to join us for the 19th year of this interactive course, in which members of the group are encouraged to express their observations in open and friendly conversation — much like a book club setting. We’ll read and discuss a book by each of five Canadian authors appearing at the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. The chosen authors and books titles will be provided well in advance.…

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Writers Group with Anthea Penne

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Online
Free

Thursdays, May 6 & 20, June 3 & 17. Join local author and instructor, Anthea Penne for a 5 week, friendly writing group session for writers of all levels. Call 604.885.3260 or visit the library to sign up.

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PR – From Ideas to Finished Book: A Writing Life with Jen Sookfong Lee

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Online

Acclaimed author Jen Sookfong Lee will discuss the initial ideas for a selection of her titles, and talk about how the idea became a work-in-progress and then a finished book, with readings throughout. To Register mmerlino@prpl.ca 

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Literary Reading Series: Kathy Page

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm | Online
Free

The SCAC is pleased to have author Kathy Page share online readings from "Dear Evelyn" and "The Two of Us" Please register here.

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General Fiction Book Club

May 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day 11 of the month, repeating until June 8, 2021

| Zoom

2nd Tuesday of the month. Our first book will be The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue on Tuesday May 11th. On Tuesday June 8th, we’ll be discussing All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny, followed by John le Carré’s Agent Running in the Field. Call 604-885-3260 or visit the library to sign up.

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George Goes For A Walk

May 12 @ 8:29 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
available daily
| Online

GEORGE GOES FOR A WALK is a moment in a man’s life when he steps off a sidewalk and then his life & attitude completely change.  Download and listen to the podcast here. From a short story by Catlin Hicks. Illustration by Gordon Halloran.

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Genealogy Tutoring with Teresa

May 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
weekly on Friday
| Sechelt Public Library, Sechelt

Appointments available on Mondays, 12:30-1:30 and Fridays, 1:30-2:30. Are you interested in starting your family tree? Want to know more about using Ancestry Library Edition? Or need help with your on-going genealogy research? Call the library to book a one-on-one session with Teresa, our genealogy tutor. Mask wearing and social distancing observed.

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Opportunity: Call for Submissions: Q(uee)R Zine

May 14 @ 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until June 15, 2021

Free

Deadline June 15. Powell River's What the Plus (+) LGBTQ2S+ Fest (theme: Creative Self Portrait) (Exhibition July 22- Aug 7 at The Art Centre qathet Public Gallery in Powell River, BC) has a ZINE component this year : it's called QR Zine and we want you to submit content to us - your original comics, illustrations, photos, writing, ideas, sketches, with optional QR code linked online content, on the 'creative self LGBTQ2S+ portrait'. See link for details here.    

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