At the Mike comes to Cadboro Bay

At the Mike began in 2007 at Fernwood’s Cornerstone Café. It has since continued at The Fort Café downtown and has sparked discussions on everything from how male fiction authors relate, to where to find solace within the cityscape, and the environment – an event that featured guests Briony Penn and Guy Dauncey.

Victoria history, life writing, mystery: it’s all up for discussion in Cadboro Bay this fall.

Cadboro Bay Book Company is the new host of At The Mike, a series of talks that offers more than authors reading from their books.

“There seemed to be room in the city or the community for an author series,” said Brindle and Glass publisher Ruth Linka, who relocated her business from Edmonton to Victoria.

“It’s a series where we’re trying to bring together authors on topics or in genres where they have some common ground and bring them together with readers where we can have conversation and a better connection between readers and writers.”

At the Mike began in 2007 at Fernwood’s Cornerstone Café. It has since continued at The Fort Café downtown and has sparked discussions on everything from how male fiction authors relate, to where to find solace within the cityscape, and the environment – an event that featured guests Briony Penn and Guy Dauncey.

“It has varied so much that it’s often not about writing, but about topics.”

The series continues on Sept. 27 with Saanich historian Valerie Green and Linda Eversole.

“It’s a really great little book store with a great feel to it, so we hope that it’ll have a nice ambiance and that people from the neighbourhood will be excited to have us there too.”

nnorth@saanichnews.com

At the Mike

All readings start at 7 p.m., 3840b Cadboro Bay Rd. and admission is free.

• Sept. 27: Valerie Green and Linda Eversole discuss the history of the city in Vibrant Victoria.

• Oct. 25: Barbara Stewart and Lynne Van Luven join forces to talk about Life Writing – the art of personal creative non-fiction

• Nov. 15: Stephen Legault, Sandy Frances Duncan, George Szanto, Bruce Burrows and Kay Stewart share the secrets of mystery writing.

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