Join us Saturday, Jan 23 at 7 pm for FBCW Telling The Truth, an event with non-fiction writers, hosted by Megan Cole. Register here (bcwriters.ca/events-for-writers) and a link will be sent to you. When it's time for the event, click on the link to join the live Zoom event. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Digital Doors open at 6:45PM!
Wendy Wickwire is an emeritus professor in the Department of History at the University of Victoria. Among her publications are: Stein: The Way of the River (with Michael M’Gonigle), Talonbooks, 1988; Write It On Your Heart: the Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller (with Okanagan elder, Harry Robinson), Talonbooks, 1989, ; Nature Power: In the Spirit of an Okanagan Storyteller (with Harry Robinson), Douglas &McIntyre, 1992 – Talonbooks, 2004), Living By Stories: A Journey of Landscape and Memory (with Harry Robinson) (Talonbooks, 2005); and At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging (UBC Press, 2019). The last book – a BC Bestseller --recently won the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ $10,000 Canada Prize; the Canadian Historical Association’s Clio prize; the Canadian Anthropology Society’s Labrecque-Lee book prize; and the Canadian Studies Network’s best book prize. Wickwire lives with her partner, Michael M’Gonigle, in Central Saanich.
Aaron Chapman is a writer, historian, and musician. He is the author of The Last Gang in Town, the story of Vancouver's Clark Park Gang; Liquor, Lust, and the Law, the story of Vancouver's Penthouse Nightclub, now available in a second edition; and Live at the Commodore, a history of the Commodore Ballroom that won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes) in 2015. His most recent book, Vancouver After Dark won the BC Book Prize Duthie award in 2020, that same year he was elected as a member of the Royal Historical Society. He lives in Vancouver.
Megan is a tattooed food enthusiast with an obsessive reading habit. Her writing has appeared in The Puritan, Invisiblog, Kootenay Mountain Culture and more. She's currently working on her first book titled Head Over Feet: The Lasting Heart Ache of First Loves. When she's not writing, reading or cooking, she's working as the director of audience development for the BC and Yukon Book Prizes and recording interviews for the podcast Writing the Coast.