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October 2020

Literary Reading Series: Nilofar Shidmehr

October 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Online
Free

Th SCAC Fall 2020 Literary Series continues with online reading with Nilofar Shidmehr. Nilofar Shidmehr is author of short fiction and poetry. Divided Loyalties was a finalist for the BC Book Prize. Iranian-born Nilofar Shidmehr is the author of two collections of short fiction and four books of poetry in English and Persian. Her novella in verse, Shirin and Salt Man, was a finalist for the BC Book-Prize. Divided Loyalties, Nilofar’s most recent publication is a collection of short stories…

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Book Launch: Dispatches from Ray’s Planet by Claire Finlayson

October 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm | Online

Join Caitlin Press for the launch of Claire Finlayson's debut memoir, Dispatches from Ray's Planet: A Journey through Autism. Claire's memoir explores her journey and interactions with her adult brother Ray to understand the complexities of his symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Free! Online! No software download necessary. Everyone welcome. Hosted by Michael Maser To reserve your spot click here.

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November 2020

PR – Death, together. A zine for 2020

November 5, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | The Art Centre, Powell River

Join us to launch the publication of Death, together: A Zine for 2020. This zine, curated by writer Pieta Wooley, shares reflections by community members about death's diversity in qathet, plus other writings and a short essay on the opioid and suicide crisis. Free copies available at The Art Centre or by contacting theartcentrepr@gmail.com during Memento Mori

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Remembrance: Generational Stories of War on Zoom

November 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm | Zoom

Three Authors Reading/Q&A. Including stories from Jacqueline Carmichael with stories from her book 'Heard Amid the Guns: True Storeis from the Western Front'; Caitlin Hicks, reading from her book 'Next of Kin' a hidden family story and Pat Skidmore introding 'Dear Father'. Attendees can link here just prior to the event: https://www.facebook.com/Heard-Amid-the-Guns-True-Stories-from-the-Western-Front-105891297857167

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Literary Reading Series: Raoul Fernandes

November 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Online
Free

The SCAC Fall 2020 Literary Series begins with online readings in September. Raoul’s poems are based in everyday reality, the things we touch and observe, but the poems raise them to a new realm of awareness, of intimacy and empathy. Objects and events are filled with mystery. Thus, a bunch of old walkmans becomes the vehicle that lifts him to “something approaching grace”. Everything, in this world, has a message if we are ready to receive it. In the title…

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December 2020

Book Signing with Emma Dakin

December 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

Join us for a physically distant book signing of Crime in Cornwall by the local author Emma Dakin in the Vestibule of the library on December 12th, from 2–4pm.

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CHRISTMAS IN CORNUCOPIA

December 21, 2020 - December 22, 2020 | Online
Free

Christmas in Cornucopia, the popular Christmas story about a town so beautiful it inspired holiday songs ‘since time immemorial’ will be broadcast on December 21, 2020 all day, free, to celebrate Winter Solstice & to bring light to us at the end of this Year of the Pandemic. The story, which toured B.C. & Washington state to excellent reviews, was broadcast on CBC national radio, features beautiful 4-part harmonies by After Hours, a Sunshine Coast vocal jazz quartet. The story…

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January 2021

Gibsons Library Saturday Book Club

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

Our Saturday Book Club focuses on queer authors or narratives. Everyone is welcome to attend. This month we are discussing The End of Eddy by Édouard Louis. Join us on Zoom on Saturday, January 9th, 10am–noon to share your experience of the book. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86900816186?pwd=KzlpOFFETnc4UmIrWkFvRlJCdWo3UT09 Meeting ID: 869 0081 6186

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Gibsons Library Wednesday Book Club

January 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Zoom

This month, our Wednesday Book Club is reading The F*ck It Diet by Caroline Dooner. Join us on Zoom on January 13th, 6–7pm to discuss this book. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86947685321?pwd=RlMrWG5Ua09ZYTdPc3BmVXQ0QTJxUT09 Meeting ID: 869 4768 5321;  Passcode: 8862130 Get ready for next month’s book club meeting and pick up your copy of Monday Was a Simpler Time: Reflections on a Pandemic edited by the Festival of the Written Arts.

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Family Literacy Week – Words in the Woods

January 29 @ 10:15 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:15 am, repeating until January 29, 2021

Jan 25 – 29th. A Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition initiative. Sechelt Library staff will prepare a beautiful walk, starting at the Library, with pages of exciting, inspiring and delightful children’s books posted along the way. Ages 0 - 5 yrs.   You can pick up your daily map from the Library anytime between 10:15 am and 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, January 25 to 29. Your map will guide you through that day’s story and you can come again each day…

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Pender Harbour Literacy Crawl

January 29 @ 8:28 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:28 pm, repeating until January 29, 2021

Jan 11 to 29th. Deadline for entries Jan 29th. You will notice colourful letters posted all around the community – on storefront windows and along your favourite hiking trails. Participants are invited to get out, explore their neighbourhoods, and search for the ‘Words in the Woods’. Letters are posted in the six areas listed below. Here’s how it works: • Locate and write down the letters found in each area • Unscramble the letters to form a word (each area…

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Family Literacy Week – Words in the Woods

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until January 30, 2021

| Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

Jan 25 - 30th. A Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition initiative. This outdoor reading adventure will start at the Gibsons & District Public Library and weave its way around the beautiful grounds. Enjoy reading the displayed children’s book while taking in the view of the Gibsons harbour.

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February 2021

Open Mic – Gibsons & District Public Library

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 3, 2021

| Virtual
Free

The Gibsons & District Public Library is hosting an Open Mic night on Zoom on the first Wednesday of every month.  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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Literary Reading Series: Joshua Whitehead

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

The SCAC Spring 2021 Literary Series begins with online reading with author Joshua Whitehead. Joshua Whitehead (he/him) is a Two-Spirit, Oji-nêhiyaw member of Peguis First Nation (Treaty 1). He is the author of Jonny Appleseed which was long listed for the Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Indigenous Voices Award, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award, and won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction and the Georges Bugnet Award…

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PR – Quick Writing Contest 1-4pm

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm | Online

In just three hours. AKA 'The Quickie'. Theme will be announced on PR Library FB page here or call 604.483.1786 at 1pm Feb 20th. Open to teens and adults. Send your stories to contest@prliving.ca by 4pm. Hosted by The Powell River Public Library and Powell River Living magazine. More info here. Winning entries will be published in the April 2021 issue of PR Living.

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Picture Books 101

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Zoom

Curious about how to go about writing a children’s book? Join us on Zoom on to listen to local picture book author Kallie George walk you through the process. She will discuss the writing process, collaboration with an illustrator, editing, getting an agent, and more. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86173134815?pwd=Skwya3ZFYlRzdC81MUVTckNrbWh5dz09 Meeting ID: 861 7313 4815 Passcode: 8862130

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Off the Page – Livestream

February 21 @ 2:00 pm | Online

The Replacement Wife by Aaron Bushkowsky's latest play,with talkback after the reading. Actors reading are-- Kevin Crofton, Janet Hodgkinson, Jessie Liang, Wanda Nowicki, and Nick Heffelfinger on stage directions! $7.50. available here.

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Black History Month (Virtual) Celebration

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Zoom
Free

The Black History Month Collective will host a celebration online (via Zoom) on Sunday February 21st, from 4pm - 6pm, including a virtual tour of The Fabric of Freedom collection by Denise Brown (exhibition on display at GPAG Feb 1 - 28), plus poetic performances by Adelene da Soul Poet and Queenie. Pre-registration is required, tickets are free, and donations to the Black History Month Collective will be gratefully accepted. To register email info@gpag.ca

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Genealogy Tutoring with Teresa

February 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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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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Roberts Creek Community Library

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Monday - closed Tuesday - 2 - 6 Wednesday - 2 - 6 Thursday - 2 - 4 Friday - closed Saturday - 10 - 2 Sunday - closed
| Roberts Creek Library, Roberts Creek
Free

The library is now open on a limited basis due to the unavailability of some of our volunteers during the pandemic. The operating hours for February are: Monday - closed Tuesday - 2 - 6 Wednesday - 2 - 6 Thursday - 2 - 4 Friday - closed Saturday - 10 - 2 Sunday - closed

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Genealogy Tutoring with Teresa

February 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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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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PR – Write Together

February 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Opportunity: Inaugural Gumboot Nation Haiku throw-down

February 26 @ 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until March 1, 2021

Deadline March 1st. No need to rhyme but fill yer (gum) boots. Some recognizable reference to Roberts Creek will need to be included.  Obscure testimonials are welcome to have explanations accompany their submission. Open to everyone, not just Creekers.1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes. Winners announced March 5th in Roberts Creek Column of Coast Reporter. Submissions to president@robertscreekcommunity.ca  

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Opportunity: Call for Writers

February 26 @ 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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