Summer Literacy program aimed at adults

Greater Victoria Public Library issues Summer reading Challenge to adults

Summer reading isn’t just for kids and this summer Greater Victoria Public Library offers a wide-range of programs for literature loving adults.

Adults and teens can take part in the library’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Readers can choose from 40 library-related activities that can be completed throughout the summer months. Every completed challenge will earn participants an entry into the Summer Reading Challenge weekly prize draw. For more information or to enter online visit gvpl.ca/summerchallenge.

Tomorrow (July 10), from 7 to 9 p.m., the library is hosting a Local Authors Evening at the Central Branch. The evening will feature local authors, including Doug Beardsley who will be reading from Swimming With Turtles: Travel Narratives, Spirit of Place. Brad Foubister, a self-published Victoria author who writes the Amazon Chronicle series, an epic tale behind the myths of the Amazon Woman Warrior told in book, novella and comic form, will speak about his work.

Bruce Logan and Elaine Head, residents of Saltspring Island, will speak about their book Back to Vietnam: Tours of the Heart and Ramona McKean will also talk about her book, Dancing in the Heart of the Dragon: A Memoir of China. Books will be available for purchase.

Local novelist Katrin Horowitz will lead a Literary Walking Tour of Downtown Victoria on Friday (July 11) from 9:30 to 11 a.m. to introduce participants to some of her favourite Victoria writers and the places where they set their stories and poems.

The tour will include short readings from the works of luminaries such as Emily Carr, novelist W.D. Valgardson, mystery writer Stan Evans and poet Wendy Morton.

The tour will include stops at places ranging from Fan Tan Alley to Value Village, from Munro’s Bookstore to the Salvation Army.

 

Both the Local Authors Evening and Literary Walking Tour are free events. Pre-registration is required at gvpl.ca or call the library at 250-382-7241 for more information.

 

 

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