October 13 – 23.
Note NEW EVENT – Prince George book signing, 11.00:am to 2.00:pm Saturday October 24th.
I’m excited to be travelling along Highway 16 west of Prince George this fall. I have never been west of Vanderhoof before so plan to make a bit of a holiday of the trip. I will be speaking exclusively at Libraries (with much the same slide show I used last fall as there are no new books this time) and will fill in details as I receive them.
October 13. Stewart Library has cancelled.
October 14th. 7.00:PM. Hazelton Library. 4255 Government Street.
Contact: 250 842 5961
October 15th. 7.00:PM. Prince Rupert Library. 101 6th Ave West.
Contact: 250 627 1345
October 19th. 7.00:PM. Terrace Library. 4610, Park Avenue.
Contact: 250 638 8177
October 20th. Smithers Library. 3817 Alfred Avenue.
Contact 250 847 3043
October 22nd. 7.00:PM. Burns Lake Library. 585 Government Street.
Contact 250 692 3192
October 23rd 7.00:PM. Vanderhoof Library. 230Street East
Contact 250 567 4060
I will also be passing through Wells on my way home over the weekend of 24th – 26th – don’t know if I will be able to have a venue there or not.
20 – 22Feb.
Galliano Island Writer’s Festival. En route I will be visiting Ashcroft on 17th (no venue organized yet) and on the 18th I will be speaking at Maple Ridge library.
Middle two weeks October. Slide show tour in the North Cariboo and Highway 16 west. I shall try to visit: Quesnel, Wells, Prince George (probably for the UNBC Craft Fair), Vanderhoof, Smithers, Burns Lake, Terrace, and Prince Rupert. Any other suitable venue will be included.
AND THE RIVER STILL SINGS
These are the two new books I will be travelling in the fall of 2014. (I will also have my other 10 books with me.)
I will be visiting: The Cariboo, The Lower Mainland, Vancouver and Gabriola Island, and the Okanagan. Scroll to the bottom for the itinerary.
And The River Still Sings is my 11th book. It is primarily a review of 30 plus years of remote wilderness living. These span my time at Lonesome Lake and Nuk Tessli, but the book also includes chapters of my early years growing up in England and backpacking for a decade around the world. There is no mystery as to why my wilderness choice evolved. I have never lived in a town or city, nor had any desire to do so: nature provides me with unparalleled beauty, endless fascination, the blessings of solitude, and complete fulfillment.
Lonesome: Memoirs of a Wilderness Dog was first published ten years ago. After rejections from three other publishers: (“Who,” they said, “would want to read a book written by a dog?”) Lonesome has so far been the most popular book to bear my name. Perhaps because Lonesome herself wrote it! Touchstone is celebrating by issuing a special birthday edition.
Sept 27 – Williams Lake Writers’ Festival.
9.30 – noon, “The Writing Life – Words of Experience.” Presentations by Donna Milner, Sage Birchwater, Christian Peterson, and Chris Czajkowski.
1 – 2.30:pm, “Meet Our Local Writers:” an informal networking opportunity.
Old Fire Hall, 90, 4th Ave Nth
Free but please register as limited space. Contact: Kate McDonough, 250 398 9440. Cell 250 267 4327, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 28 – 100 Mile House Branch Library. Slide Show 6.30:pm. 449 S. Birch Ave.
Free. Contact: 250-395-2332. email@example.com
Oct 29 – Williams Lake Library. Slide Show, 6.30:pm. Suite A 180 North 3rd St.
Free. Contact Caroline Derksen, CDerksen@cariboord.bc.ca
Sept 30. Capilano Public Library, Slide Show 7.00:pm, 3045 Highland Boulevard.
Free. Contact: Clare Westlake, 604 987 4471
Oct 2. McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library. Slide Show, 7.00:pm. 4595 Albert Street,
Free. Contact Kris Wolf, 604 299 8955, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 4. Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre. Slide Show. 2.00:pm. 3663 Peters Rd, North Van.
Contact: Tricia Edgar. email@example.com
Oct 6. Squamish Public Library. Slide Show, 6.30:pm. 37907 2nd Ave.
Free. Contact: Nancy Warwick, 604 892 3110, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct 14. New Westminster Public Library. Slide Show. 7.00:pm. 716, 6th Ave.
Free but please register as space limited. Contact 604 527 4667, email@example.com
Oct 15. Ocean Park Public Library. Slide Show. 6.30:pm. 12854 – 17th Ave, Surrey
Free. Contact: 604 502 6304
VANCOUVER ISLAND and GABRIOLA ISLAND
Oct 9. Courtenay Public Library. Slide Show. 6.30:pm. 300 6th St.
Free. Contact Colleen Nelson. CNelson@virl.bc.ca
Oct 10. Nanaimo Harbourfront Branch Library. Slide Show. 6.30:pm. 90 Commercial St.
Free. Contact 250 753 1154 ext 222
Oct 11. Gabriola Island Library. Slide Show. 1.00:pm. Folklife Village, 575 North Rd.
Free. Contact Amy Dawley. 250 247 7879. firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 16. Kamloops Naturalists. Slide Show. 7.00:pm. Heritage House, Riverside Park, 100 Lorne St.
Free but donations to the Naturalist group welcome. Contact: Margaret Graham, 250 554 1285. email@example.com
Oct 18. Summerland Friends of the Library. Slide Show. 2.30:pm. Summerland Branch Okanagan Regional Library, 9525 Wharton Ave.
Admission by donation. Contact: 250 494 5591, firstname.lastname@example.org or David Mallory,250 494 3439, email@example.com.
Oct 20. Penticton Public Library. Slide Show. 7.00:pm. Library Auditorium, 785 Main St.
Free. Contact: Karen Kellerman, 250 770 7786, firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 21. Osoyoos Public Library. Slide Show. 7.00:pm. Sonora Community Centre, 8505 68th Ave.
Free. Contact: Kathy Burton, Community Librarian, 250 495 7637, email@example.com
Oct 22. Vernon Museum. Slide Show. 7.30:pm. Schubert Centre, 3505 30th Ave.
$5.00. Contact: Alice Lee, 250 542 6633
Oct 23. Westbank Branch (Kelowna) Okanagan Public Library. Slide Show. 1.00:pm. 31-2484 Main St. West Kelowna.
Free. Contact: Elena Doebele. firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct 24. Salmon Arm Library. Slide Show. 6.00:pm. 285, Piccadilly Mall, 1151 10th Ave SW.
Free. Contact: James Laitinen. email@example.com
Oct 25. Revelstoke Library. Slide Show. 4.30:pm. 605 Campbell Ave (in the Community Centre)
Free. Contact: Kendra Runnalls, 250 837 5095