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Galiano Literary Festival, ft. Graeme Truelove (and many more)


Galiano Lit Fest poster

The Galiano Lit­er­ary Fes­ti­val runs from Feb. 20th to Feb. 22nd at the spec­tac­u­lar Galiano Ocean­front Inn, on Galiano Island in BC’s Sal­ish Sea, and fea­tures work­shops, pan­el dis­cus­sions, and read­ings from a raft of fan­tas­tic authors from BC and across the coun­try (even as far away as Ottawa…).

On Sun­day, Feb. 22nd, Graeme Tru­elove will read from Svend Robin­son: A Life in Pol­i­tics, from, accord­ing to the fes­ti­val sched­ule, 10:45am to 11:45pm. Either that’s a typo or he’s going to read the entire book. (If the for­mer, you can snag a copy from the festival’s host, Galiano Island Books.) Svend Robin­son: A Life in Pol­i­tics is Graeme’s first book, and received glow­ing praise upon its Fall 2013 release.

Graeme Truelove. Photo: Janine Bell

Graeme Tru­elove. Pho­to: Janine Bell

Among the oth­er offer­ings from the fes­ti­val are work­shops by Audrey Thomas and Bill Gas­ton; a pan­el dis­cus­sion with Arno Kopecky, Chris Cza­jkows­ki, & Eliz­a­beth May; and read­ings by John Vail­lant, Arleen Pare, Michael Christie, Theodo­ra Arm­strong, and of course George Bow­er­ing, who will be read­ing from Mir­ror on the Floor at 2pm on the Sat­ur­day — but if you but­ton­hole him in the pub lat­er maybe you can tease out a stan­za or two from The World, I Guess, his forth­com­ing book of poems. (Just don’t tell him we sent you.)

Tick­ets are avail­able for indi­vid­ual events, or attend the entire she­bang, includ­ing the Fri­day wel­come recep­tion and two lunch­es, for only $150. Reg­is­tra­tion details here.