October 23, 2015 - 5:30 PM
KAMLOOPS - On Saturday, Nov. 7, two celebrated Canadian authors will join forces at the Old Courthouse for an important fundraiser. Governor-General's Award winner Lorna Crozier and Kamloops native Ian Weir will provide an evening of entertainment including readings, wine & cheese, a silent auction, book sales and conversation, all in benefit of the Kamloops Writers Festival.
Emceed by hometown playwright Glen Cairns, An Evening with Award-Winning Authors Lorna Crozier and Ian Weir is produced by the Kamloops Arts Council. Tickets are $25 ($15 for students); all funds raised will go to support future Kamloops Writers Festivals.
Ian Weir is a playwright, screenwriter and novelist. His debut novel, Daniel O'Thunder, was a finalist for four awards. Will Starling, recently shortlisted for the Sunburst Award, was a Globe and Mail Best Book for 2014. Ian has extensive TV credits, among them Arctic Air, Dragon Boys, Edgemont, as well as nearly 150 episodes for two dozen series, ranging from ReBoot to Flashpoint. He has won two Geminis, four Leos, a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award and a Jessie. Raised in Kamloops, his writing career started with The Kamloops Sentinel. A number of his plays have been produced by Western Canada Theatre.
Lorna Crozier is one of Canada's most beloved poets. She's been a guest of literary festivals around the world; in fact, she's performed for Queen Elizabeth ll and read on every continent except Antarctica. The recipient of many national awards, including five honorary doctorates and an Officer of the Order of Canada, she's a Professor Emerita at the University of Victoria. Her latest books for poetry are The Wrong Cat and The Wild in You, a collaboration with the renowned photographer Ian McAllister. She makes her home on Vancouver Island with writer Patrick Lane.
The Kamloops Writers Festival is the only event of its kind in Thompson-Nicola region. First launched in 2010, the Kamloops Writers Festival is a 3-day event that brings in authors from around the province, giving emerging writers in the Central Interior an opportunity for learning, networking and professional development, and giving readers a glimpse into the writing life. Writing can be a solitary occupation; the Kamloops Writers Festival provides a chance for local wordsmiths to connect, learn, and further their careers.
Tickets for An Evening with Award-Winning Authors Lorna Crozier and Ian Weir can be purchased at the Kamloops Arts Council website or the Kamloops Arts Council office, 7 Seymour St. West.
WHAT: An evening of readings & entertainment with celebrated authors Lorna Crozier and Ian Weir
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 7, 7 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Old Courthouse Cultural Centre, Kamloops (7 Seymour St. West)
WHY: To raise funds for future Kamloops Writers Festivals
TICKETS: $25 ($15 students), available at www.kamloopsarts.ca
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