This is a good week for readers to meet writers and hear their stories. Yesterday evening in Surrey, Anita Rau Badami read at Central Library.
This evening at VPL Central, MG Vassanji will be reading at 6:30 pm. Those unable to attend can hear him interviewed by Eleanor Wachtel on an archived CBC radio podcast: the Vassanji interview follows one with the British military historian John Keegan here.
Thursday at Cottage Bistro is the monthly TWS reading series. This month, writer Jane Silcott and poet Daniela Elza are featured, along with Esmeralda Cabral, who has just returned from the Disquiet Literary Program in Portugal, and several other readers. It promises to be a great evening.
On Wednesday, October 10, the well-known Canadian historian Daniel Francis will be talking at the monthly CAA meeting at the Alliance for Arts and Culture on Howe Street at 7 pm.
We're now on the run-up to the annual SIWC and the Vancouver Writers' Fest, so it's a great time for readers to get out and see the people whose work they love to read. Great days for the literary arts.