An Afternoon in the Park with Michael Christie
Michael Christie’s new novel Greenwood was a national bestseller, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, won the Arthur Ellis Award, and is now in development as a limited television series. His first novel, If I Fall, If I Die, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Kirkus Prize, and the International Dublin IMPAC Literary Award, and was selected as a New York Times Editor’s Choice title. He is also the author of a linked collection of stories, The Beggar’s Garden, which was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and won the Vancouver Book Award. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Globe and Mail. A former carpenter and homeless shelter worker, he divides his time between Victoria and Galiano Island, where he lives with his wife and two sons in a timber frame house that he built himself.
3 p.m. Pioneer Park, 7130 West Saanich Road, Brentwood Bay
Admission is by donation at the event. Suggested donation is $10. Although tickets are not required for this event, please register by clicking on this link to Eventbrite. This will allow us to keep our numbers to 30 people and provide everyone space for socially distancing. There is no charge for registering on Eventbite.
Please bring a lawn chair or blanket. If you are unable to bring a lawn chair, a few chairs are available. Sun hats, sunscreen and a water bottle are recommended.
• Please distance your lawn chair 6 feet from other attendees (people in your bubble excepted).
• If you are ill please do not attend.