May 15, 2011

Adventures on Vancouver Island: Two Upcoming Book Events

The Geek and the Giant. A visit to Cathedral Grove.

I’ve been on Vancouver Island for about five days and will be here for another week. The primary reason I’m on the Island is to guest host All Points West on CBC Radio 1, filling in for the regular host Jo-Ann Roberts. The show airs Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm on CBC Radio 1 and can be heard everywhere in BC except Vancouver.

This past weekend I tagged along on my wife’s Vancouver Island tour to celebrate our first anniversary, hitting Tofino (thanks to everyone at Sobo Restaurant, the Middle Beach Lodge, and the Tofino Legion for treating us so well) and then to the Waverley Hotel in the little town of Cumberland, which resembles a kind of West Coast Deadwood.

This week, I’ll be doing two book events on the Island: on Monday May 16, I’ll be at Bolen Books at the Hillside Shopping Centre at 7pm for a signing, reading, and Q + A. On Friday, I’ll be at Volume One Books in Duncan at 8pm for an event that will include a reading, slideshow, Q + A, signing, and short movie.

Hope to see you!

(4) Comments

  1. TB3 says:

    That picture reminds me… My Mom has asked, do you get any Sitka Spruce in Desolation Sound?

  2. Grant Lawrence says:

    Nope, no Sitka Spruce in Desolation Sound…

  3. Joanna Finch says:

    The best way to combine romance and nature is through music and visa vera all round. Writing wraps it all up into a form that we can hold in our hands. Your wife is stunning. A perfect picture of Nature at her best. I witnessed Jill in Cumberland at the Waverley Hotel on Sunday, on your anniversary. Congratulations Grant! We exchanged CDs.

    I will be playing at the Fort Cafe on June 2 on The Nature of Music Tour. Can I ask you to play one of my songs on All Points West? I’ll phone the request in.

    Are you touring your book release? In the Comox Valley? I hope so.

    May all your clear days flow into dreamy nights,
    Joanna Finch

  4. Grant Lawrence says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Joanna. I won’t see my wife until after my guest hosting stint… unless APW already has your CD? No plans for anymore book events in the Comox Valley currently (I was through there a couple times in the fall/winter). Cheers!

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