2021 BC Writers Series presents Sara Cassidy

Updated 2021/10/15

2021/10/23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mel Edgar
604-485-4796 ext 213
2021 BC Writers Series presents Sara Cassidy @ virtual

To register for this talk or any talk in the series please complete this ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

or email edgar@prpl.ca.

In the chaotic countryside of post-Revolutionary France, Odette and her flighty mother, always on the move, try to make a home in the town of Nevers. Gay and intersex representation fits smoothly into the historical setting. 

Brought to you by the Powell River Friends of the Library, the Powell River Public Library presents author Sara Cassidy speaking about Nevers. Nevers was finalist for the 2020 BC and Yukon Book Prizes Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Award in Young People’s Literature, the Rocky Mountain Book Award and the Chocolate Lily Award.

Sara Cassidy’s poems and short stories have been published in The Malahat Review, Geist, Fiddlehead, Grain, Prairie Fire, ottawater, CV2, Barren Magazine, and other literary journals. Her feature articles, columns and reviews have appeared in such places as the Winnipeg Free Press, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Focus Magazine, and the Globe and Mail. A piece for Today’s Parent won a National Magazine Award (Gold).

Sara’s 17 children’s books include finalists for the Governor General’s Literary Award in Young People’s Literature, Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, Chocolate Lily Award, City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize, Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, Diamond Willow Award, Silver Birch Express Award, and the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic.

Sara has worked as a reporter, tree planter (in five Canadian provinces), an editor, and writing instructor. She lives in Victoria, B.C., where she works in communications for the Ministry of Health.

The Powell River Public Library is thrilled to announce the third year of the BC Writers Series. This year, four virtual events in which four writers, and one illustrator highlight some of the best work in the province: youth fiction & non-fiction, adult non-fiction and picture books. Presenters will read from their works, share their process and answer your questions. Jordan Scott,  Sydney Smith, Melanie Siebert and Wendy Wickwire will be part of this series offered in partnership between the Powell River Friends of the Library and the Powell River Public Library.

More about the BC Writers Series:

From poetry to memoir and historical fiction, the BC Writers Series aims to showcase the wide variety of work being published in the province.

The BC Writers Series includes readings and presentations as well as school visits for children and teens.

The Powell River Public Library is excited to add these four wonderful presenters to the list of the many we’ve been fortunate to host in the past, including Grant Lawrence, Mike McCardell, John Vaillant and Kyo Maclear.

These engaging and fun Library events are open to people of all ages, and are free.

For more information about all the events offered at the Library, visit our website at prpl.ca.