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Upcoming Events at Books and Co for November 16

It’s getting cold and snowy folks, but we’ve got hot concerts and events all month at Books & Co, Café Voltaire and ArtSpace.

This Friday, November 18, Café Voltaire is pleased to welcome Eric Tompkins to the stage for our Friday Night Mics series.  Eric, as most of you will know, is our usual host for our Friday Night Mics, but this week he takes to the stage (at 7:00 pm because of the Alex Cuba concert in ArtSpace at 8:00 pm) on his own for a selection of jazz and blues guitar classics.  This is an event not to be missed!

There’s still time to get tickets for Alex Cuba in ArtSpace for this Friday, November 18.  This hot latin concert will warm the cold night!  Tickets are available NOW (and only $30)!  Come in and pick them up so you don’t miss out on one of the most fantastic concerts of the fall!

On Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 pm in Café Voltaire, Phoenix Whylock will be launching her new short story collection The Good, The Bad and Everything Inbetween.  Her collection explores all aspects of the human condition and this young PG writer is going to be a voice to watch in the future!

And Ed Zaruk, is presenting the 3rd in his Writing 101 workshops at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 19 in ArtSpaceDrop in for this week’s workshop: Developing Characters With Emotion and get some valuable tips on how to make your reader really care about you characters.  Each workshop is $15.

And on Sunday, November 20 at 3:30 pm in ArtSpace, we’ve got a special All Things Munsch storytime and crafternoon!  We’ll be celebrating the wonderful world of Robert Munsch (Robert Munsch not included) with stories and crafts including paper bag puppets for The Paper Bag Princess.  This event is open to kids of all ages so if you love Munsch, drop by!

On Wednesday, November 23 at 7:00 pm in Café Voltaire, come in and see realtor extraordinaire Trevor Bolin explain how to Take Charge and Change Your Life Today!  Trevor’s new book explains how he reached the top of his industry and provides techniques and skills to help you reach the top 1% of you industry.

And on Thursday, November 24 at 7:00 pm, Café Voltaire is pleased to welcome PG’s Outdoor Pool Open Mic hosted by Prince George Poet Josh Massey!   There will be 10 slots available for readers and you’re invited to come in beach attire! Come early and enjoy some of the best Prince George’s literary scene has to offer!

On Saturday, November 26 at 11:00 am, author and paramedic Michael Burzek is back to sign copies of his fascinating look into emergency medicine, Blood on My Shirt.  Mike’s book is an intriguing look into freak accidents, bar fights and heart attacks and provides an honest, eye-opening snapshot of a day in the life of an EMT!

And we’ve got tickets for some hot concerts later in November too!  On Saturday, November 26 Smithers musician Mark Perry, will be in ArtSpace with his unique brand of folk and BC favorite, Jill Barber will be in ArtSpace on Sunday, November 27.  Come in for tickets to both of these soon, ‘cause they’re going fast.

Books & Co and Café Voltaire are very, very pleased to announce our first Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 11 at 8:00 am.  Bring in your little ones for a special breakfast of French Toast Fingers (with berries and whipped cream of course), Fruit Salad, Bacon and Punch (and Coffee for Mom and Dad) and a visit from Santa and his elves!  There will be a Christmasy storytime, a holiday sing-along, crafts and lots of opportunity to tell Santa what you’d like for Christmas (and to take pictures).  Your $10 ticket includes your breakfast, but hurry because tickets are limited and on sale now!

No time for holiday baking and tired of Costco trays?  Look no farther than Café Voltaire’s Holiday Goodies Trays! These freshly baked plates of holiday cheer are perfect for office parties and family get-togethers.  The trays come in a variety of sizes to suit any office or family event.  They are sure to bring a smile to even the grinchest Grinch! Drop in and pick up a menu right away!

And remember, if you’ve got a club, group or organization that needs a place to meet, Café Voltaire has the perfect atmosphere!

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), our blog and on our fantastic homepage!

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Up Coming Events at Books & Co

Happy November everyone!  Even though the nights are getting cold, we’ve got hot events and concerts all month at Books & Co, ArtSpace and Café Voltaire!

Wine Aficionado and celebrated Children’s Author Troy Towsin will be coming in to Books & Co to sign copies of A Moose in A Maple Tree, Canadian Jingle Bells and The Night Before a Canadian Christmas, on Thursday, November 3 at 4:00 pm.  I know it’s early, but these are the perfect Christmas books for the young readers on Santa’s Nice List (or even the readers on his Naughty List).

Friday Night Mics this Friday, November 4 at 8:00 pm in Café Voltaire is pleased to announce a concert by Cliff Raphael. Come in for a spiritually uplifting night of guitar and song.  As always this event is free!

On Saturday, November 5 at 11:00 am, local author Whisper Demoss is in to sign copies of her thrilling new book Escape from Manhattan.  Drop by and learn about this death defying tale of mystery, adventure and one family’s travels from New York to Alberta after the towers fell on 9-11.

Starting on November 5 at 2:00 pm in ArtSpace (and continuing on every Saturday in November) Quesnel author and writing instructor Ed Zaruk is offering a series of writing workshops!  Workshops are $15 each or $50 for all four ($10 each for students).  Drop in for one or all!  Topics include: Show Don’t Tell, How to Write Dialogue, Developing Characters with Emotion and Mistakes I’ve Made Along the Way.  For more information please contact Nicole at booksandcompanyevents@gmail.com

It’s BACK!  Literary Karaoke makes its triumphant return to Café Voltaire at 7:00 pm on Monday, November 7.  Come in for you chance to shine in 3 minutes at the microphone!  Your reading can be a particularly stirring, funny, or maudlin passage from a novel, play, short story or poetry collection by an author who has international renown or is almost unknown. You’ve got 3 minutes, a mic and an audience to entertain! What Will You READ! This month’s theme is Winter Nights, but remember, you don’t have to read on the theme, you can read whatever you want!

AND Monday, November 7 at 7:00 pm in ArtSpace, we’ve got a great concert with Peter Katz, winner of the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award, Grand prize winner of Toronto’s IndieWeek, and nominated as the Emerging Artist of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards.  The new live CD/DVD entitled “Peter Katz and Friends: Live at the Music Gallery” offers an incredibly intimate snapshot of Peter doing what he does best.  Peter is joined by a host of remarkable performers for a magical evening at the Music Gallery in Toronto, captured beautifully on this album and accompanying DVD.  From aching sadness to intense joy, viewers and listeners alike will be guided through a range of human experiences. In addition to the concert footage, the bonus DVD also contains several special features including video tutorials on how to play Peter’s songs and two short documentaries.

Poetry in the afternoon! Join us on Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 pm in Café Voltaire for an afternoon to warm the soul.  What could be better than a cup of something warm and a reading by Okanagan poets Jake Kennedy and Kevin McPherson-Eckhoff? I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday.   

And we’ve got tickets for Joanna Chapman-Smith, the Canadian Songstress that CBC’s Q called “The slinky-voiced Canadian whose arch acoustic musings and fondness for the accordion come laced with a hint of Parisian cafes and East European Klezmer music.”  Tickets for her November 12 show in ArtSpace ($12 in advance, $15 at the door) are available NOW!

Bring in your little ones for a special storytime with BC Author Sheilagh Foster on Sunday, November 13 at 2:00 pm in Café Voltaire!  Sheilagh’s new children’s book Mr. Coyote Visits the Robson Valley is a delightful tale adapted from the old song The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night.  Mr. Coyote’s attempt to outwit Farmer John Jack and feed his hungry family through cunning will delight your kids and the beautiful water colour illustrations evoke the natural beauty of our wonderful province.

And who could forget: Alex Cuba (seriously, Alex Cuba)!  He’s going to be in ArtSpace on November 18th.  Tickets are available NOW!  Come in and pick them up so you don’t miss out on one of the most fantastic concerts of the fall!

Breaking News! Just Announced! Stop the Presses!  Jill Barber is coming to ArtSpace on Sunday, November 27!  Tickets are on sale now for this magnificent and intimate concert with one of the best voices in Canadian music!  Come by early, ‘cause you don’t want to miss out!

And remember, if you’ve got a club, group or organization that needs a place to meet, Café Voltaire has the perfect atmosphere!

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), our blog and on our fantastic homepage!

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Upcoming Books & Co Events for October 26th

There’s a definite nip in the air and it’s snowing like crazy…in Mackenzie, but that doesn’t mean hot things aren’t happening at Books & Co in the next couple of weeks!  We’ve got authors and parties and music and more!

TOMORROW: Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 pm we’ve got Bonita Forsyth, the fantastic children’s and young adult author who wrote the classic Snowboarding Bunny.  Bonita will be reading from her wonderful new fantasy novel Fire, the sequel to her marvelous Ice

Friday Night Mics is super psyched to present Folksinger Denis Straussfogel at 8:00 pm in Café Voltaire this Friday, October 28.  Come out for a fantastic night of classic covers of fabulous folk music!  As always this event is FREE.

Tickets are still available (but going fast) for the Navaz & Los Gringos show in Art Space on October 29 at 8:00 pm. All the way from Argentina to Iran, this show will blow you away with fantastic global music!  Tickets are only $15 ($10 for students) and available at Books & Co right now!

If that’s not enough, Books & Co is having a Howling Halloween Party on October 30 at 2:00 pm in ArtSpace.  There will be a special storytime, games, crafts and prizes for kids who come in costume!

But wait, that’s not all!  Come on out for the special Warm-Up to Coldsnap Party on October 30th at 8:00 pm in ArtSpace.  The entire Coldsnap 2012 Lineup will be announced and blues legend Colin Linden will provide a taste of the wonderful concerts coming up in the new year!  Tickets are still available at Books & Co, but don’t wait to get them at the door or you might miss out on a fantastic night!

And if politics is your purview, Books & Co and Café Voltaire are hosting an all Candidates Forum focused on issues near and dear to our hearts: Arts Funding and Downtown Business Development on Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00 pm.  Come in to find out each candidate’s ideas about how to keep the arts vital in Prince George and how to encourage people to shop, eat and just spend time downtown!  There will be time for questions and a chance to talk to the candidates!

On Saturday, November 5 at 11:00 am, local author Whisper Demoss is in to sign copies of her thrilling new book Escape from Manhattan.  Drop by and learn about this death defying tale of mystery, adventure and one family’s travels from New York to Alberta after the towers fell on 9-11.

Starting on November 5 at 2:00 pm in ArtSpace (and continuing on every Saturday in November) Quesnel author and writing instructor Ed Zaruk is offering a series of writing workshops!  Workshops are $15 each or $50 for all four ($10 each for students).  Drop in for one or all!  Topics include: Show Don’t Tell, How to Write Dialogue, Developing Characters with Emotion and Mistakes I’ve Made Along the Way.  For more information please contact Nicole at booksandcompanyevents@gmail.com

November 7 is a bit night in Café Voltaire and ArtSpace! Not only dies it see the return of Literary Karaoke at 7:00 pm, but Peter Katz will be upstairs for the Prince George leg of his “Live at the Music Gallery” CD/DVD release tour!

And we’ve got tickets for Joanna Chapman-Smith, the Canadian Songstress that CBC’s Q called “The slinky-voiced Canadian whose arch acoustic musings and fondness for the accordion come laced with a hint of Parisian cafes and East European Klezmer music.”  Tickets for her November 12 show in ArtSpace ($12 in advance, $15 at the door) are available NOW!

And who could forget: Alex Cuba (seriously, Alex Cuba)!  He’s going to be in ArtSpace on November 18th.  Tickets are available NOW!  Come in and pick them up so you don’t miss out on one of the most fantastic concerts of the fall!

And remember, if you’ve got a club, group or organization that needs a place to meet, Café Voltaire has the perfect atmosphere!

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), our blog and on our fantastic homepage!

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What’s Happening at Books & Co Starting October 19

Cool and frosty mornings are ahead, but don’t let the chilly nights keep you from coming in to Books & Company, Café Voltaire and ArtSpace for some of our wonderful musical, community and literary events (and hot soup, don’t forget our wonderful, homemade soups)!

TONIGHT (October 19)!  Award winning Canadian author Wayne Johnston is coming to the store.  He’s the author of the wildly successful The Colony of Unrequited Dreams (among others) and will be at Café Voltaire to read from his wonderful latest novel A World Elsewhere.  Things kick off at 7:00 pm!  Come early so you get a good seat

AND if that weren’t enough, Roy Forbes is playing in ArtSpace on Friday, October 21 at 8:00 pm! We’re really excited to be the Prince George stop on this folk music legend’s 40th Anniversary Tour! Come out and see one of BC’s very best, who are we kidding, Canada’s very best folk musicians!  Tickets are still available (but going fast) and cost only $25.

We’re also super excited to announce that we’ve got OPEN MIC NIGHT in Café Voltaire this Friday, October 21.  Come out and showcase your musical abilities on vocals, guitar, piano, trumpet or washboard!  If you can play it, we want to hear it!   But, if you’re not ready to unleash your inner diva, don’t despair, simply come out and support those on stage.  As always, things kick off at 8:00 pm and are FREE.

Monday, October 24, members of the Prince George Safe Water Coalition are hosting a Safe Water Panel in ArtSpace starting at 7:00 pm.  Come out and discover what’s happening in our aquifer!

On Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 pm we’ve got fantastic young adult author Bonita Forsyth (the author of Snowboarding Bunny) reading from her wonderful new fantasy novel Fire, the sequel to her marvelous Ice

And don’t forget the special Navaz & Los Gringos show in Art Space on October 29 at 8:00 pm. All the way from Argentina to Iran, this show will blow you away with fantastic global music!  Tickets are only $15 ($10 for students) and available at Books & Co right now!

If that’s not enough, Books & Co is having a Howling Halloween Party on October 30 at 2:00 pm in ArtSpace.  There will be a special storytime, games, crafts and prizes for kids who come in costume!

But wait, that’s not all!  Come on out for the special Warm-Up to Coldsnap Party on October 30th at 8:00 pm in ArtSpace.  The entire Coldsnap 2012 Lineup will be announced and blues legend Colin Linden will provide a taste of the wonderful concerts coming up in the new year!  Tickets are available at Books & Co right now!

Things are really humming here this fall!  Starting in November author and instructor Ed Zaruk is offering a series of writing workshops every Saturday afternoon in ArtSpace.  For more information please contact Nicole at booksandcompanyevents@gmail.com  and check future coming events emails!

And we’ve also got tickets for Alex Cuba (seriously, Alex Cuba)!  He’s going to be in ArtSpace on November 18th.

We’ve also got plans for a City Councilor Candidates forum on Arts Funding and Downtown Business Development, book clubs for kids, and lots and lots of author visits!

And remember, if you’ve got a club, group or organization that needs a place to meet, Café Voltaire has the perfect atmosphere!

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), our blog and on our fantastic homepage!

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