Happy first week of August, folks! It looks like our patience has paid off – we’re seeing some pretty lovely summer weather!
This Friday (August 5th) is a Café Voltaire mystery! Our dearly beloved Friday Night Mics organizer Eric Tompkins is on vacation and unable to advise us as to who’s going to be playing the café this week – we will be just as surprised as you! We implore you, despite our not knowing who will be playing, to come down! We always have a great (free) show for you, The Mystery Show will be no different!
On Sunday August 7th, from 2-4pm, we are hosting a special and super exciting event at Books & Co.! To celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh’s 90th birthday we’re inviting all of you to come down for an afternoon of card making! Once your greeting card masterpieces are complete our favourite Booksters will collect and send them to the New York Public Library, the home of the original Winnie-the-Pooh doll set, for the festivities later in the month (Pooh’s actual birthday is on August 21st)! This is definitely something to attend with the family! See you there!
Then, at 7:00 PM on Wednesday August 10th, we’re calling on all of our writers, wannabe-writers and anyone entertaining the thought of someday putting a pen to a piece of paper for any reason whatsoever to come down to Café Voltaire for a meeting with the members of the Federation of BC Writers for some fun and an introduction to the Federation! This event will be hosted by PG darling Vivien Lougheed (FBCW’s Northern Representative), will feature an introduction to the Federation by FBCW President (the honourable) Craig Spence, and will be graced by readings from local legends Jacqueline Baldwin, Joylene Lowell Butler (who you may remember from this month’s author visit to Café Voltaire) and a host of other awesome homegrown talent! Another amazing event you do not want to miss!
Books & Co. favourite Keith Billington, author of House Calls by Dogsled and Cold Land, Warm Hearts returns to the shop on Tuesday August 23rd! Come down to the store at 7pm for a slide-show, signing and a chat with Keith about his work! This event is absolutely free and we’d love to see you there!
That’s it for this week, folks! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook (we love your feedback), Twitter (140 characters or less) and on our fantastic homepage!
Have a fantastic week!