Here’s a good date for your calendar: the Story Gallery Festival that will take place in and around Britannia Library and Info Centre on Saturday 22nd October from 1pm until 4pm.
The Festival celebrates the number of books and stories in various art forms about East Vancouver that have emerged this year. Along with my own “The Drive,” other featured groups are the Under One Umbrella group which will be launching its book of local stories the collection of which was organized as part of the Vancouver 125 celebrations; the Eastside Studio Society‘s collection “View From Here“; Our Roots, an audio collection of stories from Aboriginal and new Canadians; a collection of video interviews called, I believe, “Vancouver Stories”; and new work from a group that gives voice to youth in the community.
There will be story readings in the Library Art Gallery every quarter-hour from 1:30pm to 4pm (I’ll be doing readings at 1:45pm and 3:00pm) and the usual fun-filled raft of local artists, food, music and ceremony from all over in the central plaza.
This will be a bright spot in the middle of Fall!