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Libraries to host fall author series

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September 04, 2015 - 7:00 PM

KAMLOOPS - The Thompson-Nicola Regional District’s Library System is offering a full lineup of authors for its Fall Author Series at the Kamloops, North Kamloops, Logan Lake and Merritt libraries. The dates, times and authors are as follows (speakers funded by the Canada Council for the Arts are indicated by asterisks):

Elma Schemenauer
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 9
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Kamloops author of Consider the Sunflowers offers a seven-step strategy for story-writing.

*Cathleen With
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 15
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Author of two novels inspired by her own experience trying to get clean in Vancouver.

Robert Mackay
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19
Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Robert W. Mackay will discuss Terror on the Alert.

*Ivan Coyote
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 30
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The award-winning author speaks about gender identity.

*Robin Stevenson
Date: Saturday, Oct. 3
Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Author talks about writing for teens and gives a workshop on the craft.

*Michael Christie
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Former sponsored skateboarder, author of The Beggar’s Garden, and winner of Vancouver Book Award.

*Ian Weir
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 14
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Award-winning playwright, screenwriter and novelist who was raised in Kamloops.

Erin McMullan
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 28, and Tuesday, Nov. 3
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Screenwriter and story editor explains the basics of dramatic writing in a two-part workshop.

*Monique Grey Smith
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 4
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The winner of the 2014 Burt Award for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Literature for Tilly, a Story of Hope and Resilience.

*Cathleen With
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 16
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

*Robin Stevenson
Date: Friday, Oct. 2
Time: 2 to 3:30pm

*Ian Weir
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 13
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

*Monique Gray-Smith
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 3
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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