A series of readings from writers whose works will be featured at the Vancouver Writers Festival, October 19-25, 2020.
Aug 24: The Cat’s Table
The Cat’s Table is a novel by Canadian author Michael Ondaatje first published in 2011. It was a shortlisted nominee for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize. The novel is a coming of age story about an 11-year-old boy’s journey on a large ship’s three-week voyage from Columbo to England, via the Suez Canal and Mediterranean.Continue reading Listening In To Authors From The Vancouver Writer’s Festival
July 27: Soap and Water & Common Sense
“by MariaThe definitive guide to fighting coronaviruses, colds, flus, pandemics, and deadly diseases, from one of North America’s leading public health authorities, now updated with a new introduction on protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.“
“Dr. Bonnie Henry, a leading epidemiologist (microbe hunter) and public health doctor at the forefront of the fight against the worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, has spent the better part of the last three decades chasing bugs all over the world — from Ebola in Uganda to polio in Pakistan, SARS in Toronto, and the H1N1 influenza outbreak across North America. Now she offers three simple rules to live by: wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, and stay at home when you have a fever.” – CBC BooksContinue reading Listening In: Francesca’s Readings From Favourite Authors