2017 FEATURED AUTHOR: Aaron Chapman, The Last Gang in Town – Galiano #LitFest

(This is third of Galiano Island Books features on authors and artists attending the 2017 Galiano Literary Festival February 17-19th on Galiano Island. Tix for festival and writing workshops still available (250) 539-3340 or leetrentadue@gmail.com.)

Vancouver is a quickly changing city, rife with tensions and turmoil that come with progress. Amidst the shifting sands of a city on the rise, Aaron Chapman documents the nooks and crannies of Vancouver’s modern history. Music, art, street culture & nightlife.

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“Aaron Chapman first came to my attention for his Vancouver history columns in the Courier newspaper. Then came his entertaining, thoroughly researched, and well written books on the Penthouse and Commodore nightclubs (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012 and 2014), and his contribution along with myself and others on Vancouver Confidential (Anvil Press, 2014).

His most recent book on the Clark Park Gang, The Last Gang in Town (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2016) grew out of his Courier article on youth gangs and firmly established him as a Vancouver historian of note, able to masterfully tackle any slice of the city’s past.” – Lani Russwurm

It’s our pleasure at Galiano Island Books to welcome Mr. Aaron Chapman back to the Galiano Literary Festival. He was with us 2 years ago sharing his work Live at the Commodore: The Story of Vancouver’s Historic Commodore Ballroom that won the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award (BC Book Prizes) in 2015.

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2017 FEATURED AUTHOR: Grant Lawrence, Dirty Windshields: The Best and Worst of the Smugglers Tour Diaries

(This is second of Galiano Island Books features on authors and artists attending the 2017 Galiano Literary Festival February 17-19th on Galiano Island. Tix for festival and writing workshops still available (250) 539-3340 or leetrentadue@gmail.com.)

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Not long after I moved to Galiano Island a friend visited my cabin from Vancouver and left behind a copy of Grant Lawrence‘s first book, Adventures in Solitude. It captivated my curiosity w/ stories of the West Coast back-to-the-land movement and the myriad strange characters that have come to find Desolation Sound (and the Southern Gulf Islands for that matter) home from “the gun-toting cougar lady, left-over hippies, outlaw bikers and an assortment of other characters.”

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2017 Workshops @ Galiano Literary Festival

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This year, there will be four workshops on Friday, February 17th. Entering Poetry by Sandy Martin, Memoirabilia by Miji Campbell, Flash Fiction by Audrey Thomas, and Write Your Memoir by Bill Schermbrucker. Details including schedule and cost for each workshop below.  Space is very limited. To register pls contact us:  (250) 539-3340 or leetrentadue@gmail.com.

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FEATURED AUTHOR: Yasuko Thanh – Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains

(This is first of Galiano Island Books features on authors and artists attending the 2017 Galiano Literary Festival February 17-19th on Galiano Island. Tix still available (250) 539-3340 or leetrentadue@gmail.com.)

Just around the corner is the Galiano Literary Festival. I’ve been involved with the Galiano Island Bookstore and Literary Festival over the past 3 years helping out with documentation and photography and this year I asked Lee and Jim if I could work on compiling some author features/interviews featuring the diverse voices who will be joining us at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa this February 17-19th.

We’ve had world leading writers and authors come share their thoughts and process with us and this year is no exception. Check out our Facebook for a complete list of people who will be participating in this years festival and pls considering purchasing a ticket and joining us for some of the events!

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It has begun!

 

Feb 19, 20 & 21st

The festival is in full swing as of this afternoon with our 3 intimate and informative workshops kicking off what is to be an exciting 7th year!

There are tickets still available to the author readings and only select few available for the always entertaining Authors Dinner on Saturday evening.

We are all set up at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn with all of our authors books for sale and are ready for an awesome weekend!!

Happy Litfest!

 

Only 1 more day!

GALIANO ISLAND BOOKS PRESENTS

 

Only one more day until the 7th Annual Galiano Literary Festival kicks off!

Have you purchased your tickets yet?

Contact Galiano Island Books at 250-539-3340!

Tickets are selling fast and this year is shaping up to be yet another exciting and successful festival filled with fabulous authors, informative workshops and a great way to spend a weekend away on beautiful Galiano Island!!