August 2020 – Ann Berens

Ann Berens – Letters of a Pioneer Oil Geologist: A True Life Story 1884-1978

A compilation of eloquent letters written by Ann’s father to his mother that covered his travels on four continents during his eventual career as a petroleum geologist. Included are memoirs of his childhood in England and his four years spent in South Africa – all part of an adventurous true life story.

 

October 2020 – Christine Dickinson

Step Into Wilderness
Deborah Griffiths, Christine Dickinson, Judy Hagen, Catherine Siba.
Harbour Publishing (2020)

The spectacular landscapes in and surrounding the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island have long shaped the lives of the valley’s diverse inhabitants. From expansive shorelines to snowy mountain peaks, the region contains a wide variety of attractions to lure people over their thresholds for sustenance, recreation and survival, including such landmarks as Forbidden Plateau, Paradise Meadows, Comox Glacier, Mt. Washington and Miracle Beach.

More than a volume of beautiful photos, this collection illustrates a community’s evolving relationship with the natural wonders surrounding it, as well as the emergence of outdoor exploration on Vancouver Island.

More than a volume of beautiful photos, this collection illustrates a community’s evolving relationship with the natural wonders surrounding it, as well as the emergence of outdoor exploration on Vancouver Island.

August 21, 2020 – Ann Berens

Ann Berens – Letters of a Pioneer Oil Geologist: A True Life Story 1884-1978

Date: Friday. August 21, 2020
Time: 2 – 3:30 pm
Place: The Gardens at Anderton
Cost: A donation of $4.00 per person (at the entrance gate) is appreciated by this
volunteer-run establishment.

Pre-signed books will be for sale for $20.00

Refreshments will be served (juice boxes and individually wrapped goodies)
COVID-19 precautions: Face masks and social distancing are advised. There is a limited number of people allowed in the garden at one time.

November 2020 – Neil Garvie

Neil GarvieNeil Garvie – Mother Nature Eats Her Kind
Neil’s 2nd book of environmental poetry; published by Pod Creative

You are invited to a virtual launch — available now at garvie.ca — where you will hear selected readings by Neil and his wife, Carol. You can purchase a copy of Neil’s exciting new book at garvie.ca. Price $10.00. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to support ALS of Canada.

Last Minute Invite – Fat Oyster Reading Series

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM

FAT OYSTER Reading Series, the little reading series that won’t quit, is adapting to these Covid days and have changed the format for their upcoming reading to a virtual format.

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom book launch featuring Cornelia Hoogland and Ted Goodden reading from and discussing their new book, a collaboration between a visual artist and a poet, Cosmic Bowling.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81809773866?pwd=MDY4L1dyK090R05DNE9MZU9ZTXpJZz09

Meeting ID: 818 0977 3866
Passcode: 137656

If you have any questions or difficulty with zoom, contact fat.oyster.fanny.bay@gmail.com

Cornelia and Ted are Hornby Island residents and long-time supporters of the Fat Oyster Reading series. You may remember Cornelia’s launch of Trailer Park Elegy at the hall in 2017, a book of poems set at Deep Bay that was a finalist for The League of Canadian Poets Raymond Souster award.  Cosmic Bowling is Cornelia’s eighth book of poetry, of which several have been shortlisted for major prizes. Ted Goodden is a visual artist who works primarily in architectural stained glass, sculpture and mixed media. His stained glass windows hang in hundreds of public and private collections, and his work is exhibited in major galleries.

See more about Cosmic Bowling at the publisher’s site: https://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781771835374