An Evening with Barbara Smith and Erin Davis
7 p.m. Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney, B.C.
Tickets $10 (including refreshments) are available online and at Tanner’s Books. A package of tickets to all four events in the Fall 2019 Reading Series will be available for $30 at Tanner’s Books only. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 2021 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival.
About the Authors
Barbara Smith was born and raised in Toronto, but moved to Edmonton where she and her family enjoyed thirty “brisk” winters before she and her husband made the clever decision to move to Sidney. Her 38th book, Great Canadian Campfire Stories, will be published next spring. After that she might retire. Barbara’s interest in Canada’s social history, especially women’s history, goes back many decades and she was thrilled to be asked to compile The Valiant Nellie McClung. Her latest book The Famous Five: Canada’s Crusaders for Women’s Rights is a concise history of the five women who changed the course of history and brought Canadians one step closer to equality.
Erin Davis is a relative newcomer to the Saanich Peninsula, moving here at the end of 2016 with her husband after retiring from a highly successful media career in eastern Canada. Just as she was leaving Toronto, HarperCollins Canada approached Erin to tell the story of her difficult journey through grief following the unexpected death of her daughter in May of 2015. Erin spent the next 18 months writing and soul-searching; the result is Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy. The book is #7 year-to-date on the Globe and Mail‘s list of Canadian non-fiction bestsellers and an excerpt is featured in the October edition of Reader’s Digest.