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September 2019

John MacLachlan Gray Reading

September 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
by donation

Celebrated author and composer, John MacLachlan Gray, is at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre Saturday, September 28th at 7:30 p.m. to read from his latest book, The White Angel. The novel, John’s fifth mystery-thriller, is a riveting fictional account of the 1924 murder of Scottish Nanny Janet Stewart, who was found dead of a gunshot wound in the home of her employer. The botched investigation of the still unsolved murder reveals the racism and corruption that ran amuck in the…

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October 2019

Book Faire

October 4 - October 6 | Sechelt Public Library, Sechelt

Oct 4-6. Fri 12-5pm; Sat 10-5 & Sun 10-3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated.

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Elevenses: An LGBTQ2 + Allies Book Club

October 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

Elevenses is the best time of day—even better with coffee, scones and a queer book to discuss with fellow LGBTQ2 & allies readers. To join, read Little Fish, by Casey Plett. (You can borrow a copy through the library!) Come to Elevenses to discuss, and that's it!

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Book Launch

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Coopers Green Hall, Halfmoon Bay
Free

Local artist and writer Ruth Rodgers launches her first novel, a historical fiction set in Halfmoon Bay. Those Who Wander speculates on the circumstances that prompted the area's first white female settler to help her husband escape when he is suspected of a murder. Seats are limited; please email the author at rodgers.ruth@gmail.com to register.

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GDPL Book Club

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

The GDPL Book Club discusses Becoming, by Michelle Obama, this year's most requested title. Pick up a copy of the book at the library (book club copies available from September 12), read the book, then talk about it at book club! New members are always welcome.

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Written Arts Joins the Crawl

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

Talented local authors entertain at a special Friday night Art Crawl event at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre. Readings, baskets of books raffle, refreshments. Writers include: Heige Boeham, Jan DeGrass, Jo Hammond, Rosella Leslie, Andreas Schroeder, Andrew Scott, Howard White, MC Betty Keller. A fundraiser for the Forge Writing Bursary Fund. Suggested admission: $10 at the door.

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PR – BC Writers Series: Deborah Hodge

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | The Art Centre, Powell River
Free

Award Winning Children’s book author, with her recent title West Coast Wild: A Nature Alphabet celebrates the beauty of the land and sea. Deborah will take you through her writing and research process. She can also talk about picture books. Bring your questions about writing for children and she will do her best to answer them.

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Slide Show and Talk ‘Captured by Fire’

October 23 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Roberts Creek Community Hall, Roberts Creek
Free

with wilderness author Chris Czajkowski anddebut author Fred Reid

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Slide Show and Talk ‘Captured By Fire

October 24 @ 6:30 pm | Sechelt Public Library, Sechelt
Free

with wilderness author Chris Czajkowski anddebut author Fred Reid

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Gibsons Writers Meet up

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until October 25, 2019

| Wheatberries, Gibsons
Free

Fridays - Meet up with other writers, bring your laptop or your notepad & pen & spend 2 hours writing with us. All levels welcome. This is NOT a workshopping or critiquing group.

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MUSE: Open Mic at the Library

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

Take your turn at the mic! Share 5 minutes of prose, poetry or song at the Gibsons Public Library's monthly open mic, MUSE. Takes place the last Wednesday of each month. This month's prompt: "The Unknown." (Readings unrelated to the prompt also welcome!) Sign up in advance by calling the library or sign up at the event.

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November 2019

Magical Books: A History of Grimoires

November 1 @ 7:00 pm | Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

from Ancient Egypt to Harry Potter presented by Fiacre O’Dinn on All Saints Day

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Elevenses: An LGBTQ2 Book Club

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

Elevenses is the best time of day, with coffee, tea and scones--and even better with a queer book to discuss with fellow LGBTQ2 & Allies readers! Join us for the next LGBTQ2 Book Club a the Gibsons Public Library. Step 1: Read THE TIGER FLU by Larissa Lai. (You can borrow a copy through the library!) Step 2: Come to Elevenses to discuss!

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An evening in poetry and ideas with Robert Bringhurst and Jan Zwicky

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

Literary reading Nov. 2, 7:30 PM at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre (Medusa & Trail, Sechelt). Canadian writers Jan Zwicky and Robert Bringhurst will be in attendance to read and discuss their work in poetry and philosophy. Admission is by donation. For more information on both authors: https://coastreadings.wordpress.com.

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Human Library

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt
Free

Drop by and "borrow" a human book for 20 minutes. Samples: John Verge, alterntive building systems; Tudi Diening, How the Seaside Centre came to be; Virginia Perez, Getting to Know Spain; Boyd Norman, accounting practices for small businesses; Sue Lamb, The power of connection.

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PR – Turning Memories into a Book

November 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Powell River Library, Powell River

Local musician Pat Buckna, author of Only children a Family Memoir, will present a practical guide for how to successfully publish your own memoir.

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GDPL Book Club

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

The GDPL Book Club discusses CHOP SUEY NATION, by Ann Hui. Part memoir, part history, lots of chow mein! Pick up a copy of the book at the library (book club copies available from October 10), read the book, then talk about it at book club! New members are always welcome.

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PR – Around the World in a Dugout Canoe – a true story

November 13 @ 7:00 pm | Powell River Library, Powell River
Free

Curator emeritus of the Maritime Museum John MacFarlane presents his new book about the remarkable voyage of the Tilikum, a dugout cedar canoe from Vancouver Island that became the smallest vessel to circumnavigate the globe in 1901.

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Around the World in a Dugout Canoe

November 14 @ 3:30 pm | Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt
Free

John MacFarlane reads from the untold story of Capt. John Voss and the Tilikum in 1901 seeking to claim the world record for smallest vessel to circumnavigate the globe.

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Come Write In!: Writing Space at the Library

November 15 @ 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 – Poetry Slam featuring MC Jillian Christmas

November 15 @ 7:00 pm | Powell River Library, Powell River
Free

To compete: Bring 3 poems. All regular SLAM rules apply. 3-minute limit per poem.

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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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