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BC author readings and events

January 30th, 2024

Don Gayton (at right), author of The Sky and the Patio (New Star Books $18.00), is the featured special guest at the upcoming screening of the documentary film, Geographies of Solitude, on Saturday, February 24, at the Osoyoos Secondary Theatre in South Okanagan community.

Geographies of Solitude is an immersive exploration of the rich ecosystem of Sable Island. Naturalist and environmentalist Zoe Lucas takes us among wild horses, seals and bugs, through peaks, valleys, roots, sands, weathers, seasons and stars.

Following the screening, Don Grayton will deliver a short reading from his book, The Sky and the Patio. A book signing and reception is also organized.

Gayton has had a lifelong passion for grasslands and dry forests. As an ecologist he’s worked in the western US, Saskatchewan and BC researching and exploring fire ecology and ecological restoration. His love for connecting ecology to creative writing is evident in his award-winning books of non-fiction including The Wheatgrass Mechanism (Fifth House, 1990/1992), Man Facing West (Thistledown Press, 2010), and Okanagan Odyssey (Heritage House, 2010), among others.

Visit this link to learn more about this event.

The Sky and the Patio is also available for purchase from independent booksellers including Munro’s Books in Victoria, Mosaic Books in Kelowna, and Otter Books in Nelson.


Date: February 24, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Osoyoos Secondary School Theatre, 5800 115 Street Osoyoos, BC V0H 1V4

Price: $22 for General Admission.


In another event, Perry Bulwer, author of Misguided: My Jesus Freak Life In a Doomsday Cult (New Star Books $26.00) sat down with Rachel Bernstein of the anti-cult activist site IndoctriNation for a deep dive, interview-discussion of his book.

Their conversation covers Perry’s compelling story, from his upbringing in Port Alberni, recruitment into the cult as an impressionable teen, his post-cult path through its long-term effects on his emotional well-being, and activism on behalf of cult survivors and victims.

Visit this link to listen to their full conversation.

Misguided is available for purchase from independent booksellers including Iron Dog Books in East Vancouver, and Black Bond Books as well as Indigo-Chapters outlets in BC.

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