Warm-up event: Caroline Adderson on the Writing Craft
Wednesday, July 6, 8:00pm
Nelson Public Library, 602 Stanley Street
Admission by donation
Our writer-in-residence offers a public talk on the writing craft. Caroline Adderson was shortlisted for the Governor-General’s Award for Fiction and won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize twice for her novels and story collections. She won the CBC literary competition three times, and took home the Marion Engel Award. In addition to seven books of fiction for adults, she has penned six children’s novels. What’s the secret of great writing? Come and find out.
Read more about Caroline Adderson here >>
No ticket required. All are welcome!
Reading The Earth
Friday, July 8, 7:30pm
Capitol Theatre, 421 Victoria Street
$20 (tickets available through the Capitol Theatre and Otter Books unless you are a Gold Pass holder)
MC’d by CBC personality and author Bill Richardson, our environmental writing triple-header brings you award-winning author and journalist J.B. MacKinnon (The 100-Mile Diet, The Once and Future World), Richard Cannings (MP and author of British Columbia: A Natural History and Birdfinding in British Columbia), and naturalist, columnist, essayist and biographer Briony Penn, featuring multimedia presentations and intermission edibles by our own Kootenay Co-op. Bring your environmental sensitivity and your good questions for a follow-up Q & A.
Read more about each of these presenters here. >>
Tickets available now! >>
Our 2016 roster of literary talent includes Caroline Adderson, J.B. McKinnon, Grant Lawrence, Jill Barber, Bill Richardson, Briony Penn, and Richard Cannings, plus publishing industry professionals Rolf Maurer, Julian Ross, and Nancy Wise, and local luminaries Eileen Delehanty Pearkes, and Murray Kimber (not pictured)
Saturday Panel Discussions
Saturday, July 9
All panels are at the Chamber of Commerce in the beautifully restored former CPR building, 91 Baker Street (upstairs).
Admission is $10 for each panel. Tickets available now >>
Choose all three for an illuminating and entertaining creative journey.
Writing the Land
9:00 – 10:30 am
J.B. MacKinnon, Grant Lawrence, Briony Penn and Eileen Pearkes explore the importance of land-based writing in building understanding and appreciation for the world we occupy.
No Host Brunch
Sunday, July 10 12:00pm
Baker Street Grill, 153 Baker Street
Join us for a casual wind-down to a terrific weekend.
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