Lower Mainland Tour Leg 2008

Event Date(s)

April 14-23, 2008


Lower Mainland

Event Description

BC Book Prizes On Tour presented by Rio Tinto Alcan | A BC 150 Event

Five shortlisted authors will hit the road On Tour, with FREE public readings at bookstores and libraries in the Lower Mainland. They are:

Lisa Cinar
The Day It All Blew Away
(Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)

Robert Hiedbreder
A Sea-Wishing Day
(Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)

Shaena Lambert
(Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize)

Gillian Wigmore
Soft Geography
(Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize)

Ruth Campbell
Elf the Eagle
(Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)

Learn about these books and the rest of the finalists, too.

Meet the authors and get personally signed books for yourself, friends or family at the public events listed below. While On Tour, our authors will also visit select local schools, leaving behind signed copies of their books for the school libraries.


VANCOUVER | Monday, April 14
Robert and Lisa will visit Charles Dickens Elementary and Hastings Elementary school. Gillian and Shaena will meet students at Vancouver Technical Secondary.

Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch) | 7:00 pm
350 West Georgia Street, Alma Van Dusen Room | 604-331-3603
Meet Robert, Lisa, Gillian and Shaena at Library Square. Book sales by People’s Co-operative Bookstore.

NORTH VANCOUVER | Tuesday, April 15
Morning events for students at Boundary Elementary (Robert and Lisa) and Argyle Secondary schools (Shaena and Gillian).

RICHMOND | Tuesday, April 15
Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Branch) | 7:00 pm
100-7700 Minoru Gate | 604-231-6401
Samuel Brighouse Elementary students will meet Robert and Lisa. After meeting students at Richmond Secondary school, Gillian and Shaena will read and sign books at the Richmond Public Library.

MISSION | Wednesday, April 16
Mission Library | 7:30 pm
33247 Second Avenue | 604-826-6610
Book lovers in Mission are encouraged to visit their local library to meet Ruth and Lisa.

VANCOUVER | Thursday, April 17
Students at Grandview Elementary will meet Ruth and Lisa and Gladstone Secondary schools will meet Gillian and Shaena.

VANCOUVER | Wednesday, April 23
Tillicum Elementary School | 6:00 pm
2450 Cambridge Street | 604-713-4716
Robert will appear at The Wonder of Words