Book Tour

Sep 19 07:00 pm - Oct 22 03:30 pm

See Meghan as part of her book tour!

Multiple dates and locations:

Book Launch for Hologram: an Homage to P.K. Page

Munro's Books Sep 27 06:30 pm

Join editor Yvonne Blomer and local Victoria poets for the launch of Hologram: an Homage to P.K. Page. 

Admission is free. 

Books are available for sale from Munro's Books. 

Book Launch: The Eventful Life of Philip Hankin

Sep 28 07:00 am

Join Caitlin Press for the virtual launch of Geoff Mynett's latest book, The Eventful Life of Philip Hankin: Worldwide Traveller and Witness to British Columbia's Early History

Bestselling author Geoff Mynett presents the fascinating life of Philip Hankin, British Columbia’s own proverbial “rolling stone” and witness to the shaping of a province in flux.

“Geoff Mynett has delivered an enticing biography of Philip Hankin, a significant figure in Canadian history who is less well known than he might be. Pulling together Hankin’s time in the Royal Navy with the beginnings of British Columbia as the distinctive place it was and is into the present day, the text makes a charming contribution to our understanding of how Canada came to be. And in doing so, what a pleasure it is to read.”

—Jean Barman, author of On the Cusp of Contact: Gender, Space and Race in the Colonization of British Columbia

Reading and presentation.  Audience Q&A to follow. 

  • Free to attend
  • Online—no software download necessary. 
  • Everyone welcome. 
  • Audience will not have video or mic active. 
  • Event will be livestreamed to YouTube, where it can be rewatched. 

Event starts at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
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If you need subtitles, the event will be simultaneously livestreamed to YouTube which has a closed captioning function.

Toronto Book Launch: Rains, At Times Heavy

Flying Books: 784 College Street, Toronto, ON Oct 05 06:30 pm

Caitlin Press and Flying Books invite you to celebrate the launch of Debi Goodwin’s Rains, At Times Heavy. Debi will give a reading, answer audience Q&As, and sign copies of her book.

Through vivid landscapes and complex characters, Rains, At Times Heavy explores how one moment, chaotic and destructive as a storm, can spiral through the generations of a single family.

Linden Kemp’s grandmother tells her: Old age is a privilege our men never got to know.

Linden’s grandfather drowned trying to save others when Hurricane Hazel lashed an unprepared Toronto. The hippie father she never knew died in the monsoons of India. Her husband slipped from life on the black ice of freezing rain. In her work as a climatologist, Linden knows the world faces more natural disasters. This knowledge and her legacy of death darken her view of the future.

When a letter, held back by her grandmother, reveals her father had a second child who lives in California, Linden travels to Death Valley, the driest place on the continent and a cherished spot she visited often with her husband. There, in the sparseness of the desert, she seeks her half-brother and answers to the mystery of her father’s abandonment. She says goodbye to her husband and vows never to rely on anyone else ever again. But weather still has a lesson to teach her: life must still be lived fully in the calm between storms.

Debi Goodwin is the author of two non-fiction books: Citizens of Nowhere (Doubleday, 2010/Anchor 2011) a journalistic account of following Somali refugees from their camps in Kenya through their first year in Canada, and A Victory Garden for Trying Times (Dundurn Press, 2019), a memoir of creating a garden in the year of her husband’s cancer treatments and death. For more than twenty years, she was CBC television producer at The Journal, CBC Newsworld and The National. For ten years she produced international documentaries as well as documentaries at home on environmental and social issues, and the arts, winning several awards for her work. Debi currently lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Admission is free. All are welcome to attend.

Books will be available for purchase, and, of course, the author will be available for signing.

Book Launch: Gumboot Guys and Knots & Stitches

The Osborne Bay Pub, Crofton Oct 14 01:00 pm - Oct 14 04:00 pm

Double book launch! Come celebrate Gumboot Guys: Nautical Adventures on British Columbia's North Coast and Knots & Stitches: Community Quilts Across the Harbour

Books will be available to buy at the launch from Laughing Oyster Bookshop or you can order them before the launch from your local bookstore. 

Keiko Honda Book Launch @ Book Warehouse Main St.

Book Warehouse Main Street: 4118 Main St, Vancouver Oct 24 06:30 pm

Join us for the launch of Accidental Blooms by Keiko Honda at our Main St Book Warehouse store (4118 Main St).


Keiko Honda is a scientist, writer, community organizer and painter. She holds a PhD in international community health from New York University, but when she suddenly contracted a rare autoimmune disease that confined her to a wheelchair for life, she had to leave her career in research at Columbia University in New York. After moving to Vancouver in 2009, Keiko started hosting artist salons, for which she was awarded the City of Vancouver’s Remarkable Women award in 2014. Shortly thereafter, she founded the Vancouver Arts Colloquium Society to bridge generations and cultures through the arts and to offer members of marginalized communities in Vancouver opportunities for artistic self-discovery. She teaches the aesthetics of co-creation in the Liberal Arts and 55+ Program at Simon Fraser University. She lives in Vancouver, BC, and enjoys watercolour painting and hosting her salons.

Doors at 6:30, event starts at 7:00; free to attend and all are welcome.

Book Launch for Arleen Paré's Absence of Wings and Barbara Pelman's A Brief and Endless Sea

Munro's Books Nov 09 06:30 pm

Join authors Arleen Paré and Barbara Pelman as they launch their poetry collections! Admission is free. Doors at 6:30 p.m. and readings at 7:00 p.m. 

Book Launch: Moorings

Vancouver Public Library: 350 West Georgia St. Nov 14 06:30 pm

Join Christopher Levenson as he launches Moorings as part of the Vancouver Public Library's Writers' Showcase. Free to attend. Signed copies will be available to purchase. 

"A dark trail of memory; Christopher Levenson’s insightful eye reaches back to a history confined nearly now only to pages. All through Moorings, the verses deliver a vivid vision to revive the decades,'Those who have never set foot in the past would not understand... how the fairground music and screams will never stop, how the ghost trains still run on time.' The sense of these poems compel toward the universal; the perspective powers granted by a great span of years; an insight that vast introspection brings."

—Dennis E. Bolen, author of Black Liquor

Gibsons Author Reading: Maureen Mayhew

Nov 18 02:00 pm

Hand on my Heart

Join Maureen Mayhew on a voyage to remote corners of Taliban-occupied Afghanistan. Her new memoir examines cultural assumptions around gender, tradition and belief as she reflects on life-changing experiences working as a foreign female in one of the world’s least understood countries.

Maureen Mayhew is a family doctor, a clinical professor at UBC, and a certified leadership coach. She spent a decade supporting Afghans to rebuild their shattered healthcare system, and to improve maternal and child health.

Free but space is limited; contact the Library or register below. Also accessible live via Zoom