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Jun
16
Fri
Writing Narrative Scenes Workshop – Mayne Is. Library
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Writing Narrative Scenes Workshop, with author Caroline Adderson
Friday June 16, 2017. 3:00-6:00 at the Mayne Island Library.
Caroline Adderson is the author of four novels (A History of Forgetting, The Sky is Falling, Sitting Practice, Ellen in Pieces), two short story collections (Bad Imagings, Pleased to Meet You), non-fiction (Vancouver Vanishes) and 15 books for young readers. She is the winner of numerous prizes, including the Governor General’s Literary Award.
Ms. Adderson will be presenting a 3-hour workshop on Writing Narrative Scenes. The scene is the dramatic heart of fiction, where plot, setting and character come together on the page. In this intensive workshop participants will review the 4 types of prose used in writing fiction, study examples of successful narrative scenes and analyze their elements. They will, of course, also write scenes. Participants should bring several scenes from their own writing.
Cost: $75 per person.
Author Caroline Adderson – Mayne Is. Library
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Writing Process, with author Caroline Adderson
Friday June 16, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00 pm at the Mayne Island Library.
Caroline Adderson is the author of four novels (A History of Forgetting, The Sky is Falling, Sitting Practice, Ellen in Pieces), two short story collections (Bad Imagings, Pleased to Meet You), non-fiction (Vancouver Vanishes), and 15 books for young readers. She is the winner of numerous prizes, including three BC Book Prizes, three CBC Literary Awards, the Diamond Willow and the Chocolate Lily Awards, the 2006 Marian Engel Award for mid-career achievement, two Commonwealth Writers’ Prizes, the Governor General’s Literary Award, The Rogers’ Trust Fiction Prize, and the Scotiabank Giller Prize long-list.
Caroline Adderson will present an hour-long craft talk on her writing process, interspersed with short readings from her work and tips to inspire other writers at all stages of their career. Copies of her novels will be for sale.
Cost: Free
Jun
21
Wed
Mayne Island Reads! – Mayne Is. Library
Jun 21 all-day

Mayne Island Reads 2017!

On June 21st, the Mayne Island Library will make the first announcement of the Mayne Island Reads choices for 2017. There will be 3 books by Aboriginal authors and include a picture book, a junior fiction book, and a young adult book. Stay tuned for the titles!

Jun
22
Thu
Chilcotin Chronicles book launch – Mayne Is. Library
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Book Launch: Chilcotin Chronicles, by author Sage Birchwater
Thursday June 22, 2017, at 7:30 pm at the Mayne Island Library.
Join us for an informative slide show and presentation of newly released book Chilcotin Chronicles by Sage Birchwater. Stories of adventure and intrigue from British Columbia’s Central Interior.
Sage Birchwater is the author of Chiwid and Williams Lake: Gateway to the Cariboo Chilcotin. He has been a journalist and the editor of Gumption and Grit: Extraordinary Women of the Cariboo Chilcotin.