Mary Hughes new book Imagining Violet Married, Part Two of “The Violet Trilogy”. The author of two volumes of non-fiction, Frank Welsman, Canadian Conductor, and The Life and Times of the Floathouse “Zastrozzi”, she published 90 feature articles in Canadian trade magazines. Recent publications include stories in The Muskokan, Cottage Life, More of Our Canada, Seniors Lifestyle Magazine and Page&Spine. Her first novel, Imagining Violet, historical fiction and epistolary in format, was published in November of last year. Imagining Violet Married is Part Two of this trilogy. Born and educated in Toronto, Mary Hughes has called Salt Spring Island home since 2002. The event will comprise a reading and a brief musical performance on a Keyboard followed by tea and cookies.
StoryTime is a great way to build early literacy skills, read new books and old favourites, and have fun with games, crafts, and more!
Everyone welcome, aimed towards ages 3-6
Patrick Taylor launches An Irish Country Family: An Irish Country Novel. An Irish Country Family is a charming entry in Patrick Taylor’s beloved internationally bestselling Irish Country series. Before Doctor Barry Laverty joined Doctor Fingal O’Reilly’s practice in the colourful Irish village of Ballybucklebo, he was an intern, working long hours, practicing new medical techniques, falling in love, and learning what is most important in the medical field for a family physician – the bonds of family, friendships, and human kindness. Taylor was born and raised in Bangor, County Down, in Northern Ireland. After qualifying as a specialist in 1969, he worked in Canada for thirty-one years. He now lives on Salt Spring Island.
Arleen Pare (Brick Books), delving into the work and lives of influential Toronto sculptors, Frances Loring and Florence Wyle. Paré takes a a poetic tour of the women’s lives, work, and their decades-long romance. Using their work as a lens, Paré weaves in discussions of gender, history, and changing trends in art. C0-sponsored by DAISSI and a part of the Queer Reading Series.
This free event is a chance to chat with other Spanish speakers or learners in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Those who want can join in learning and singing a Spanish language song or two. Refreshments and treats provided! There’s an online group for the meetup at https://app.agorakit.org/groups/146 that includes a calendar where you can see upcoming meetup dates, https://app.agorakit.org/groups/146/actions. If you register on that site you can join the group and participate in conversations. ¡Hasta pronto!