A West Coast Read-Aloud Christmas

This December 5 pull up a comfy chair and tune into A West Coast Read-Aloud Christmas, an all-ages evening of readings by some great BC authors. Enjoy the poetry of Renee Sarojini Saklikar, the humour of Jack Knox, Bill Richardson, and Alicia Tobin, and the heartwarming stories of Joy Davis and Jamie Lamb, all from the comfort of home.

Who will be reading?

Joy Davis , author of Complicated Simplicity: Island Life in the Pacific Northwest will tell you about the winter solitude of Bath Island.

● Renowned writer and commentator Bill Richardson, author of I Saw Three Ships  will read and honour W.H. Auden’s “Thank You, Fog.”

● Humour writer and columnist Jack Knox will read “A Perfectly Imperfect Christmas (or Martha Stewart Must Die)” on how not to have the ideal Christmas.

Renee Sarojini Saklikar will read a poem from Listening to the Bees and honour Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales in a mash-up involving her
multi-faith background.

● Comedian and author of So You’re a Little Sad, So What? Alicia Tobin will read “How to Talk to City Animals” and find the humour in being alone for the holidays.

Jamie Lamb, author of Christmas in Mariposa: Sketches of Canada’s Legendary Little Town, will take us inside Canada’s all-time best Christmas office party and introduce us to its unlikely host.

This free, one-of-a-kind live event will take place on Saturday, December 5 th at 7 p.m.

To register visit AWestCoastReadAloudChristmas.eventbrite.ca.

For anyone wishing to read ahead or learn more about these authors, the good people at Black Bond Books and Book Warehouse will feature store displays of their work through December.