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Literary Reading: Sam Wiebe

Join us in person at the Arts Centre, March 25th @ 7PM for a live reading of Sam Wiebe’s work.

Terse dialogue reminiscent of Raymond Chandler, complex characters and a very real Vancouver characterize Wiebe’s writing. His first crime novel, the standalone Last of the Independents, won both the Kobo Emerging Writer and the Arthur Ellis Awards. He has been shortlisted for the Edgar, Hammett, Shamus, and City of Vancouver book prizes and was a former Vancouver Public Library Writer in Residence.

Dave Wakeland is the protagonist of the Wakeland detective series, “one of the most authentic and acclaimed detective series in Canada.” – Crime Writers of Canada

Wiebe will be reading from Sunset and Jericho the fourth in his Wakeland series.

Literary Reading: Tolu Oloruntoba

Join us in person at the Arts Centre, April 22nd @ 7pm for a live reading of their work.

Tolu Oloruntoba was born and practiced medicine in Nigeria before migrating to Canada. Oloruntoba’s debut collection The Junta of Happenstance won the 2021 Governor General’s Award and 2022 Griffin Poetry Prize. His latest book, Each One a Furnace, traces immigration through migratory finches.

Literary Reading: Nicole Markotić

Join us online, via ZOOM, February 25th at 7pm for a live reading of their work.

Nicole’s Sunshine Coast reading will include selections from her Beowulf, a rollicking tale of toxic masculinity against the Beast from Outside. Markotić’s translation is both irreverently hilarious and meticulously researched. In the words of one reviewer, “Upending the tale with her fresh and enchanting style, Markotić gives a nod to previous translations, winks at canonical critics, bares historical biases, all while gifting transmogrifying pages that will whet your whimsy!”

PR – My Life in Applied Anthropology

Rhodes scholar and Order of Canada recipient Michel Robinson will present his new memoir You are Referred of tales about working in energy regulation, community consultation and with various NGOs at the Library. For information contact Mark at mmerlino@prpl.ca

Family Literacy Week

to Jan 27 – bringing literacy programing to Sunshine Coast classrooms.

Here’s a look at some of the amazing authors who will be presenting their books, stories and insights about writing and storytelling to students across the district! Check out the details here.

Sorry not open to the general public but such an opportunity for our students.

Sechelt Library: Book Faire

Fri 12-5pm; Sat 10-3pm; Sun 10-3pm.

Donations of one medium size box of gently read books per family accepted on Friday and Saturday during the Book Faire. Donations not accepted on Sunday.

Questions about donations email SecheltFOL@gmail.com.

Living with Grief: Writing Group Series with David Roche

Grief can be a challenging companion. Whether you have recently started experiencing grief or it’s been many years, this series can be helpful. No writing experience is necessary, just an open mind and an open heart. This weekly series on six Tuesdays gives you a way to engage with grief on a daily basis, helping you find and listen your own story. The writing activities also help you connect with one another; helping people who truly understand what it’s like to live within life-changing loss share and support one another. No platitudes, no advice, just a community of fellow grievers, writing alone, together. Offered in partnership with Sunshine Coast Hospice Society, with support from the Town of Gibsons. Free, but space is limited: advance registration for all 6 sessions required.

Living with Grief: Writing Group Series with David Roche

Grief can be a challenging companion. Whether you have recently started experiencing grief or it’s been many years, this series can be helpful. No writing experience is necessary, just an open mind and an open heart. This weekly series on six Tuesdays gives you a way to engage with grief on a daily basis, helping you find and listen your own story. The writing activities also help you connect with one another; helping people who truly understand what it’s like to live within life-changing loss share and support one another. No platitudes, no advice, just a community of fellow grievers, writing alone, together. Offered in partnership with Sunshine Coast Hospice Society, with support from the Town of Gibsons. Free, but space is limited: advance registration for all 6 sessions required.

Living with Grief: Writing Group Series with David Roche

Grief can be a challenging companion. Whether you have recently started experiencing grief or it’s been many years, this series can be helpful. No writing experience is necessary, just an open mind and an open heart. This weekly series on six Tuesdays gives you a way to engage with grief on a daily basis, helping you find and listen your own story. The writing activities also help you connect with one another; helping people who truly understand what it’s like to live within life-changing loss share and support one another. No platitudes, no advice, just a community of fellow grievers, writing alone, together. Offered in partnership with Sunshine Coast Hospice Society, with support from the Town of Gibsons. Free, but space is limited: advance registration for all 6 sessions required.

Living with Grief: Writing Group Series with David Roche

Grief can be a challenging companion. Whether you have recently started experiencing grief or it’s been many years, this series can be helpful. No writing experience is necessary, just an open mind and an open heart. This weekly series on six Tuesdays gives you a way to engage with grief on a daily basis, helping you find and listen your own story. The writing activities also help you connect with one another; helping people who truly understand what it’s like to live within life-changing loss share and support one another. No platitudes, no advice, just a community of fellow grievers, writing alone, together. Offered in partnership with Sunshine Coast Hospice Society, with support from the Town of Gibsons. Free, but space is limited: advance registration for all 6 sessions required.

Living with Grief: Writing Group Series with David Roche

to Feb 21st. Grief can be a challenging companion. Whether you have recently started experiencing grief or it’s been many years, this series can be helpful. No writing experience is necessary, just an open mind and an open heart. This weekly series on six Tuesdays gives you a way to engage with grief on a daily basis, helping you find and listen your own story. The writing activities also help you connect with one another; helping people who truly understand what it’s like to live within life-changing loss share and support one another. No platitudes, no advice, just a community of fellow grievers, writing alone, together. Offered in partnership with Sunshine Coast Hospice Society, with support from the Town of Gibsons. Free, but space is limited: advance registration for all 6 sessions required.

Living with Grief: Writing Group Series with David Roche

Grief can be a challenging companion. Whether you have recently started experiencing grief or it’s been many years, this series can be helpful. No writing experience is necessary, just an open mind and an open heart. This weekly series on six Tuesdays gives you a way to engage with grief on a daily basis, helping you find and listen your own story. The writing activities also help you connect with one another; helping people who truly understand what it’s like to live within life-changing loss share and support one another. No platitudes, no advice, just a community of fellow grievers, writing alone, together. Offered in partnership with Sunshine Coast Hospice Society, with support from the Town of Gibsons. Free, but space is limited: advance registration for all 6 sessions required.

Mr. Doug Book Launch

Join us for songs and poems with local musician and author. A fun and insightful read for both parents and kids alike! Mr. Doug will also be playing his bright and playful children’s songs. To preview his music visit www.mrdoug.ca

For all ages
Free, drop-in program

In Conversation with Ruth Rodgers

Is she an artist who writes or a writer or who paints?
Attend a fascinating conversation & readings with Ruth Rodgers author & painter
At Mission Point House, 4603 Sunshine Coast Hwy, Davis
Bay at our new times & day with popular local indie author & artist,
Ruth Rodgers, who’s beautiful covers were created by Charmaine Bayntun.

There will be a fund-raising book, craft and art sale 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

Please bring a snack to share if possible. Coffee will be provided.

Ruth will facilitate a writers’ workshop 4-5:30 pm, after a social break at 3:30 pm. Coffee will be provided.

Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency—The Role of Faith Groups

Seth Klein, Director of Strategy of the Climate Emergency Unit, will visit the Sunshine Coast to give a virtual and in-person talk on “Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency: The Role of Faith Groups.” This free event—which is part of St. Hilda’s Green Forum fall speaker series—is based on Klein’s seminal book, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency, which explores how we can align our politics and economy with what the science says we must do to address the climate crisis. A Good War is structured around lessons from the Second World War—the last time Canada faced an existential threat. Canada’s wartime experience, Klein contends, provides an inspirational reminder that we have done this before, mobilizing for a common cause across class, race and gender.

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