FERNIE WRITERS' SERIES
SEPT 14 | 7:00 - 10:00 PM
FERNIE HERITAGE LIBRARY
Celebrate the start of this year's Fernie Chautauqua and Fall Far at the first evening of Booked! Fernie Writers' Series. The combination of a local author reading from her new book on the Elk Valley, live music by local musicians and the historic location will make for a special evening.
ANGIE ABDOUAUTHOR | IN CASE I GO
Angie is a Canadian author whose publication record includes the novels The Bone Cage (a CBC Canada Reads finalist in 2011 defended by NHL star Georges Laraque) and, most recently, Between (2014, Arsenal Press). The latter, released in the fall, has been reviewed extremely favourably by critics in The Globe and Mail, National Post, Winnipeg Review, and Vancouver Sun, as well as by the book industry’s publication The Quill and Quire. It launched in the US this April, and New York’s Library Journal listed it as a Top 13 Indie Pick for Spring 2015. Angie won the 2012 MacEwan Book of the Year, and in doing so joined a prestigious group of authors, including Margaret Atwood and Yann Martel, as recipients of this prize. Between was named a “Best of 2014″ book by PRISM Magazine, 49th Shelf, and The Vancouver Sun. Angie is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University.
REDGIRLBLUEGRASS AND FOLK DUO
Redgirl is a light shade of bluegrass with some visible folk roots showing. Fronted by the clear and fearless vocals of Anie Hepher: Redgirl’s music is built around her pure and unfettered voice, clawhammer banjo, guitar and occasionally, a sassy ukulele. Michael Hepher (married to the girl) on lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocals, brings a balance in harmony, humour and musical creativity to the songs and stories of the band.
LUBOMYR LUCIUKAUTHOR | WITHOUT JUST CAUSE
Lubomyr Luciuk is a full professor of political geography in the Department of Political Science at The Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston. He is the author, editor or co-editor of 30 books and over 300 opinion editorials published in major Canadian newspapers, including In Fear of the Barbed Wire Fence: Canada's First National Internment Operations and the Ukrainian Canadians, 1914-1920 and Without Just Cause: Canada's First National Internment Operations and the Ukrainian Canadians, 1914-1920. Dr. Luciuk served as director of research for the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (www.uccla.ca) which spearheaded the campaign to secure symbolic redress and recognition for Canada’s first national internment operations.
COMMUNITY HARVEST DINNER
SEPT 17 | 5:00 - 8:00 PM
FERNIE FAMILY CENTRE
Celebrate the harvest with a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Special guest Lubomyr Luciuk will speak about the Ukrainian experience in western Canada and the internment operations at Morrissey, BC.