With Joëlle Anthony, Lorna Crozier, and Monique Gray Smith, music by Jeremy Reynolds
Join us for an extravagant evening of literary delights, where we satiate all palates with delectable readings from stellar writers, delicious food from the Surf Lodge, lovely music, and incredible ocean views right from your seat.
Joëlle Anthony is a writer, playwright, actress, and writing teacher. She’s the author of three novels for teens, Restoring Harmony, The Right & the Real, and Speed of Life (published under the pen name J. M. Kelly), and her debut middle grade novel, A Month of Mondays, will be out in the spring of 2017. She enjoys teaching workshops to writers of all ages, and has been the Writer in Residence at Gabriola Elementary School for six years. www.joelleanthony.com | @joellewrites
Lorna Crozier is the author of 17 books of poetry and two works of non-fiction. Her most recent book is a collaboration with photographer Ian McAllister, The Wild In You. Crozier is Professor Emeritus at the University of Victoria. She has received a Governor General’s Award, the Canadian Author’s Association Award for Poetry, the National Magazine Award (Gold Medal), the Dorothy Livesay Award, and is a three-time recipient of the Pat Lowther Award. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Crozier received the University of Victoria’s Distinguished Professors Award and has received numerous honorary doctorates for her contributions to Canadian Literature. In 2013, Crozier received the B.C. Lieutenant-Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement Award. www.lornacrozier.ca
Monique Gray Smith is a mixed heritage woman of Cree, Lakota, and Scottish descent. An award-winning author, international speaker, and sought-after consultant, she focuses on fostering paradigm shifts that emphasize the strength and resiliency of Canada’s First Peoples. Her novel Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience won the Burt Award for First Nation, Métis and Inuit Literature; her children’s book My Heart Fills with Happiness was on the BC Bestseller List for 37 weeks. Monique is known for her storytelling, spirit of generosity, and focus on resilience. www.moniquegraysmith.com
Jeremy Reynolds is a young Gabriolan cellist. He has studied for almost 3 years with Brendan Millbank and he performed last June at the Ladysmith Marine Festival with the Vancouver Island Youth Orchestra.
$30 | includes a sampling of delectable bites | Cash bar books will be for sale
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Writers’ Union of Canada and The League of Canadian Poets.