That’s a Wrap!

After an exciting kickoff last night with authors and trivia fun and a full day of author talks and panel discussions today, attendees of the festival were invited to stay for a wine & cheese reception this evening. There was music, food, drinks, and the opportunity to mingle and talk about the events of the… Continue reading That’s a Wrap!

Writing About the Personal – Author Talk with Helen Humphreys

"The great thing about reading is that you can experience an emotion that is not your own. There is a comfort in it..." Helen Humphreys is an award winning author, and has published four books poetry, six novels, and two works of non-fiction. She currently lives in Kingston, Ontario. Today, she shared her newest novel,… Continue reading Writing About the Personal – Author Talk with Helen Humphreys

Humour of the Canadian Variety – Author Talk with Terry Fallis

It was standing-room only this afternoon as Terry Fallis visited us to talk about his novel Up and Down. With 125+ people in attendance, Fallis began by exclaiming "We Canadian authors are unaccustomed to to speaking to such large audiences!" Fallis proved himself to be not only an amazing writer, but also an amazing speaker,… Continue reading Humour of the Canadian Variety – Author Talk with Terry Fallis

Words from the People’s Poet- Author Talk by Evelyn Lau

Evelyn Lau, Vancouver's current Poet Laureate - "the people's poet" took the time to share her poetry with us this morning and also answered questions from the audience about her writing process and role as Poet Laureate. A very accomplished and talented writer from a young age, Evelyn Lau was first published at the age… Continue reading Words from the People’s Poet- Author Talk by Evelyn Lau

Tanis Rideout: “Above All Things”

Author Tanis Rideout kicks off this year’s festival with some beautiful readings from her novel “Above All Things”.  She reminisced to the crowed about the way that she became completely consumed with George Mallory’s life and his exhibitions up Mount Everest.  These interests lead her to write the novel about his failed attempt to ascend… Continue reading Tanis Rideout: “Above All Things”