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From Novel to Network: Lawrence Hill with Ian Weir
August 12, 2016
Headliner(s): Ian Weir
Featured Titles: Will Starling
4:00 pm at Sunshine Coast Festival of the Arts, Rockwood Pavilion , Sechelt, BC

How does a bestselling book become a screenplay and subsequently a hit television show? That is the question that will be discussed by Lawrence Hill, author of the best-selling novel, The Book of Negroes, and Ian Weir, novelist and creator and screenwriter of the hit TV series, Arctic Air.

Part of The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Arts, at the Rockwood Pavilion. 

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Theresa Kishkan at Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts
August 14, 2016
Headliner(s): Theresa Kishkan
12:00 am at , Sechelt, BC

Join Sisters of Grass author Theresa Kishkan at this year's Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts in Sechelt, BC. The festival runs from August 11-14, 2016. 

Details forthcoming. View the complete list of confirmed authors at the festival's website here.



Book signing: Michelle Butler Hallet and Jeff Bursey at Chapters St. John's
August 20, 2016
Headliner(s): Michelle Butler Hallett
Featured Titles: This Marlowe
1:00 pm at Chapters St. John, St. John, NL

Join author Michelle Butler Hallet for a signing of This Marlowe at Chapters St. John's on August 20th, joined by Jeff Bursey, author of Centring The Margins: Essays And Reviews.

 



Two Author Literary event with Pauline Holdstock & Joan Haggerty
August 25, 2016
Headliner(s): Pauline Holdstock
7:30 pm at Salt Spring Island Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave , Salt Spring Island, BC

Two-author literary event at the Salt Spring Library Program Room with Pauline Holdstock and Joan Haggerty.

The Hunter and the Wild Girl by Pauline Holdstock is the story of a feral girl in 19th century France, as she roams into the life of a man in self-imposed exile, and has been short-listed for the 2016 Ethel Wilson Fiction Award.

The Dancehall Years by Joan Haggerty is a complex family saga on Bowen Island and Vancouver during the Depression and moves through Pearl Harbour and the evacuation of the Japanese through three generations into the 1980's.

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Debra Komar at Collingwood Public Library
September 8, 2016
Featured Titles: Black River Road
7:30 pm at Collingwood Public Library, 55 Ste. Marie Street, Collingwood, ON

Join award-winning author and forensic anthropologist Debra Komar at the Collingwood Public Library for a discussion of her latest book, Black River Road: An Unthinkable Crime, an Unlikely Suspect, and the Question of Character. Books will be available for purchase from Curiosity House Books.

This event is free and open to the public.



On exhibit until September 2016: Emily Carr and the Young Generation at
September 11, 2016
Featured Titles: From the Forest to the Sea
9:00 am at Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss Street, Victoria, BC

As one of Canada’s most renowned artists, Carr is famous not only for her stunning landscapes, but also for her reputation as a nomadic, solitary artist. Emily Carr and the Young Generation celebrates a new vision of the iconic Victoria artist as both mentor and teacher, lending ideas and influence to a new generation of local artists.

During the 1930s and 1940s, Carr’s studio became a destination for young Victoria artists who sought her for instruction, mentorship and conversation. While the older artist’s relationships were often complex and sometimes tense, Carr’s impact on their work is undeniable.

Experience the revered painter’s work alongside the work of this new generation, including work from Ina D.D. Uhthoff, Edythe Hembroff-Schleicher, Max Maynard, Myfanwy Pavelic and Jack Shadbolt. Held at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's Graham Gallery, curated by Michelle Jacques

For more information, please click here.



On exhibit until September 2016: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery at The Audain Art Muse
September 11, 2016
Featured Titles: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
9:00 am at Audain Art Museum, 4350 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC

Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery was initiated to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in 2009. The focus of the exhibition is the Gallery’s founder William Maxwell Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook) and the artists he collected and cultivated, who in turn influenced the passion he had for collecting. 75 paintings are presented by world-renowned artists, such as Cranach, Copley, Delacroix, Gainsborough, Constable, Reynolds, Romney, Sargent, Sisley, Turner and Freud; and by prominent historical Canadian artists, such as Krieghoff, Morrice, Carr, Milne, Gagnon, and members of the Group of Seven. A highlight of the exhibition is Salvador Dali’s monumental painting Santiago El Grande.

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Steve Patterson at the Halifax Central Library
September 14, 2016
Headliner(s): Steve Patterson
Featured Titles: The Book of Letters I Didnít Know Where to Send
6:30 pm at Halifax Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax, NS

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Steve Patterson at Pages on Kensington
October 1, 2016
Headliner(s): Steve Patterson
Featured Titles: The Book of Letters I Didnít Know Where to Send
1:30 pm at Pages on Kensington, 1135 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB, Calgary, AB

Join Steve Patterson for a reading and signing at Pages on Kensington.



Steve Patterson at The YYComedy Festival Gala
October 1, 2016
Headliner(s): Steve Patterson
Featured Titles: The Book of Letters I Didnít Know Where to Send
8:00 pm at Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Calgary, AB

For the fifth consecutive year, the Funny 1060 AM YYComedy Festival Gala will be presenting the strongest lineup of comedic talent to be seen on an Alberta stage this year. Along for the celebration will be Steve Patterson, host of CBC radio’s The Debaters. Click here for more details about the YYComedy Festival Gala.



Steve Patterson at Titles @ Table 40
October 26, 2016
Featured Titles: The Book of Letters I Didnít Know Where to Send
12:00 am at Books on Beechwood, 35 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, Ottawa, ON

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Steve Patterson at Mosaic Books
November 2, 2016
Headliner(s): Steve Patterson
Featured Titles: The Book of Letters I Didnít Know Where to Send
12:00 am at Mosaic books, 411 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC, Kelowna, BC

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On exhibit until November 2016: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British
November 13, 2016
9:00 am at Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Art Gallery's upcoming exhibit, I Had an Interesting French Artist to See Me This Summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia, will be on display between July 1 to November 13, 2016.

This first pairing of the Modernist painters Wolfgang Paalen (1905–1959) and Emily Carr (1871–1945) will tell the story of how the artists met in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1939, and how the creative vision of each expanded in reaction to the majestic landscape of British Columbia and the monumental art of the Northwest Coast First Nations. With artworks assembled from public and private collections internationally, the exhibition will present early works, ancillary archival materials and the audacious later work of both artists as they moved toward their transcendent visions. 

Please visit the Vancouver Art Gallery's website here for more information.

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