Anita Rau Badami's author talk began with a reading from her book Tell it to the Trees. She introduced the passage by talking about the "snoopy writer character" whose death is central to it - and to whom she relates the most (though she hopes to avoid the same end!). The audience was very entertained -… Continue reading The Writer as Goddess – Anita Rau Badami reads from Tell It to the Trees
After Daniel Kalla's talk, patrons, writers, librarians and organizers flooded the lower level of West Vancouver Memorial Library, enjoying wine, cheese, and good conversation. The room was abuzz with discussions of today's themes - including the incredible history of Jewish immigrants to Shanghai that Kalla talked about with such passion. Once most had a drink… Continue reading Writers Festival Reception
The North Shore Writers Festival's first ever event for kids was a resounding success! Author and editor Kallie George shared her book, The Melancholic Mermaid, with a roomful of rapt children and adults. The book is published by Vancouver publishing house Simply Read Books, where Kallie also works as an editor. Kallie read and discussed the first… Continue reading Swimming Through Stories with Kallie George!