NIC Write Here series begins Wednesday

Series opens with memoir writer and fictionist Brian Brett

North Island College’s Write Here Readers’ Series returns this month as NIC brings some of Canada’s most widely recognized and award-winning authors to Island campuses this fall.

The series kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 7 with poet, memoir writer and fictionist Brian Brett, who also appears at the Sidney Writing Festival and Winnipeg International Writer’s Festival this fall.

Brett is the author of 12 books including the recently published Tuco and The Scattershot World: A Life With Birds. The book is a follow-up to his award-winning memoir Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13 Broadview Press founder Don LePan will read from Rising Stories: A Novel.

Laura Moss, co-author of Canadian Literature in English, calls the novel beautiful.

“LePan gently but firmly touches on the big issues of the 21st century… to probe the human impact of them all,” she writes. “Rising Stories might make you turn away from the clock, and maybe even lose sleep, to keep reading.”

Both readings are free and open to the public. They take place in NIC’s Tyee Hall Lounge at the Comox Valley campus, starting at 7 p.m.

To learn more about authors for our winter readings, visit www.nic.bc.ca.