Our exciting Spring Reading Series
Our Spring Reading Series events take place at the Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, B.C. Each begins at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). Events are co-hosted with Tanner’s Books and all proceeds go to the Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival.
Tickets for each event are $10 and are available at Tanner’s Books and online here.
Ticket Giveaway! Enter our contest on Facebook before April 30, 2017 to win tickets to our next reading with Jennifer Manuel and Anny Scoones. Two tickets each to be won by two lucky entrants.
May 12, 2017: An evening with Jennifer Manuel and Anny Scoones
Jennifer Manuel has won awards for her short fiction, including the Storyteller’s Award at the Surrey International Writer’s Conference in 2013. She has also published short fiction in PRISM International, The Fiddlehead, Room Magazine and Little Fiction. Author Diana Gabaldon describes Manuel’s writing as “astonishing in its intimacy, delicate complexity and sense of compassion.” A long-time activist in Aboriginal issues, Manuel taught elementary and high school in the lands of the Tahltan and Nuu-chah-nulth peoples. The Heaviness of Things that Float is Manuel’s compelling debut novel: a deft exploration of the delicate dynamic between First Nations communities and non-native outsiders. She lives on Vancouver Island.
Anny Scoones was raised in Fredericton, New Brunswick. After moving to North Saanich, she served as an elected city councillor and now teaches English in Victoria. In her books Home, Home and Away, and True Home, she charms readers with her discoveries about life on a heritage farm in North Saanich. In Hometown, she delivers a reflective, often quirky tour of Victoria neighborhoods. Last Dance in Shediac is a vividly wrought memoir of Scoones’ personal memories of her mother, celebrated Canadian artist Molly Lamb Bobak. Scoones now lives in James Bay.