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Saanich Events – Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival
October 2, 2015 - October 4, 2015
Come join the Saanich community in early October for the annual Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival! There will be several readings, discussions and Q&A between authors and their audience, and several writing contests, workshops, book signings, and more. Local musicians will be playing in the background to set the mood for this event.
Many of the authors invited represent the genres spread throughout everything literary, from memoirs to poetry, mysteries to fiction, short stories, novels, and non-fiction. This year’s featured authors will include Richard Wagamese, Fred Stenson, Naomi Beth, Steven Galloway, and many more.
Kids can participate in the festival too by attending one of two free workshops – Creative Writing for Kids ages 9-12, hosted by children’s author Nikki Tate. The other free workshop will be Memoir Writing by Wakan. Both workshops will take place at Sidney’s library. A separate series of workshops will be presented at two schools nearby in Sidney as well, by three local authors.
The event will wind to a close on Sunday with a “Breakfast with the Authors”, where each author will share a table with half of a dozen participants. This will take place at Haro’s Restaurant.
To buy a weekend pass or individual event tickets for the festival, please visit the official website at http://sidneyliteraryfestival.ca/tickets/, or get tickets in person at Tanner’s Books in Sidney and Munro’s Books in Victoria.