Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Issue 7 - Winter 2017 - Page 15

L-R Angie Abdou, Randal MacNair, Emma Dressler Fernie’s almost mythical attraction has wooed authors with ease for the past five years, says Macnair. Terry Fallis enjoyed a crowd three times the size of a typical Toronto book event, and Grant Lawrence found much to like about the concept of beer in a library. Credit must also be given to the enthusiastic and receptive audiences who send the authors away with warm smiles and new stories to tell. As well as an award-winning author, each event also features musicians from across the East Kootenays, a key part of making the events such a big success. 2017-2018 BOOKED! SCHEDULE The season opened with the launch of Abdou’s latest book In Case I Go in September, and poet Lorna Crozier in October. The series continues with Relit finalist Adam Lewis Schroeder on November 23rd, and Giller Prize winner Esi Edugyan, and Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and Giller Prize winner Joseph Boyden in 2018. Photo: Kelowna Daily Courier 492 3rd Ave  |  250-423-4458 fernie.bclibrary.ca