Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Enjoy the 2015 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival

Celebrate words, imagery and books through the talents
of 16 award-winning regional authors 
at the Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival 
to be held October 2-4, 2015. 

Readings, author-audience discussions, workshops, writing contests, book signings, local musicians and more.

Invited authors represent genres from mysteries and memoirs to poetry, novels, short stories and non-fiction.

Amongst the line-up are Richard Wagamese (Indian Horse), Fred Stenson (The Trade and Who by Fire), Lorna Crozier (14 books of poetry and a Governor General award-winner), Naomi Beth Wakan (Nanaimo’s Poet Laureate), Steven Galloway (Cellist of Sarajevo and The Confabulist) and William Deverell (Arthur Beauchamp detective series).

Two free workshops at Sidney’s library too: memoir writing by Wakan and creative writing for kids ages 9-12 by children’s author Nikki Tate.

A separate series of workshops will be presented by three local authors at two schools near Sidney. “This is one way we like to give back to the community,” says Sharon Hope, president of the organizing society.

The three-day Festival will wind up Sunday with a “Breakfast with the Authors” at Haro’s Restaurant where each author shares a table with half a dozen participants.Weekend pass and individual event tickets are available online at http://sidneyliteraryfestival.ca/tickets/ or at Tanner’s Books in Sidney and Munro’s Books in Victoria. Support the literary arts!

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