Nanaimo Events – Tidewater Book Festival Nov. 1, 2014

Events Nanaimo

Saturday, November 1 to Sunday, November 2, 2014 – Tidewater Book Festival – 11am to 4pm at the Nanaimo Museum and the Painted Turtle Guesthouse in Downtown Nanaimo, BC

For the first time in Nanaimo, BC, comes the Tidewater Book Festival for Independent Authors.

On the first day, the Nanaimo Museum will be hosting a book fair available for kids and adults to purchase fiction, non-fiction, and young adult/children’s books that showcases local, independently published BC authors. Throughout the day visitors can contribute to the actual creation of a book, set to be written, edited and designed right as it happens. This book will then be released 24 hours later and be available for pre-Christmas sales. Author readings and a contest for “Best First Chapter” will also take place.

Come back on Sunday to the Painted Turtle Guesthouse and you will find a full days’ worth of ten workshops, all focused on the topics of writing and self-publishing by professionals of the craft. A full-day pass is available at the Painted Turtle Guesthouse, as well as the option to pick and choose the workshops individually.

This event is a follow-up from the successful Raincoast Book Festival, which took place last year in Richmond, BC. Organized by Vivalogue, a specialty publisher with branches in Canada and the UK, this is the only Western Canada book festival to feature self-published and independent authors.

Nanaimo Event Details: 

Event: Tidewater Book Festival

Date: Saturday, November 1 to Sunday, November 2, 2014. 11am to 4pm.

Locations: Nanaimo Museum (100 Museum Way) & Painted Turtle Guesthouse (121 Bastion Street), Downtown Nanaimo, BC

Prices: Free

Contact: Email: Lynn Duncan ( or phone: 604-522-6222

Official website: 

Publisher of Amazing Vancouver Island. Doug grew up in Kamloops and Vancouver. He is also the President of KIAI Angency, an Internet Marketing and Branding agency in Vancouver. He is an avid photographer and you can see his many pix of Vancouver Island on Flickr.

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