Two very special northern BC authors are launching their new works this week at Books & Company. On Friday, famed poet Barry McKinnon introduces his new work, In the Millennium, at a gathering in ArtSpace at 7:30 p.m. The event is free, and offers an opportunity to meet one of Northern B.C.'s most enduring and talked-about poets.
Friday night also marks the launch of Terrace author Simon Thompson's first published work, Why Does it Feel So Late? According to poet George Stanley, "Simon Thompson is a realist; his world is one that, as in some of Al Purdy's work, may escape the full comprehension of humans; yet he holds the life of the town he lives in, Terrace, BC, in affection . . . These poems always ring true to the real, but they can also suggest that life has other dimensions beyond the familiar." Be at ArtSpace, 7:30 p.m.
Although the Friday Night at Cafe Voltaire sessions are on hiatus for the Coldsnap Music Festival, we have something extra-special cooking in the cafe on Friday at noon! Join us for a Lunch Time Jam with the Red Stick Ramblers! This marks the second time the Ramblers have played P.G., entertaining audiences with their hot Cajun/Creole sound straight from Lafayette, Louisiana in the heart of Bayou Country. CMT called their most recent CD, My Suitcase is Always Packed, "a tasty Country Cajun stew. Stop by, grab a sandwich, pull up a chair, at Cafe Voltaire!
On Saturday, stop in the store and meet one of Canada's newest authors, Prince George's Diana Gerdenits, as she introduces her novel, Absolution. Described as a "raw, and frank expose into adolescent relationships and the world of witchcraft" Absolution is the Prince George writer's first foray into the world of fantasy fiction. Meet Diana in person, in Cafe Voltaire, Saturday, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.