Fortunate, on October 4th, 2015, to attend the Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival Gala Event at the Mary Winspear Center. Readers included Janie Chang, William Deverell, Charlotte Gill, Des Kennedy, Arleen Pare, Fred Stenson and Richard Wagamese. Fred is featured here for two reasons.
For one, he's my cousin and opportunities for nepotism are rare in the literary arts. Secondly, Fred's book Who by Fire I just read and it is a fascinating read about the impact the oil industry has had on rural Alberta. All of the readers were remarkable and I'm working through their works, starting next with Charlotte Gill. Gregor Craigie was the host and he did a masterful job of turning out what often becomes an awkward silence into a love fest. Well done.