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Conversing with Converse

September 05th, 2018

The Sidney and Peninsula Literary Society presents readings by Yvonne Blomer and Cathy Converse on September 21st as part of its 2018 Fall Reading Series.

Cathy Converse (at right) writes historical biography with a focus on exceptional women.

Her newest book, Against the Current: The Remarkable Life of Agnes Deans Cameron tells the story of Agnes (b. 1863) who was BC’s first female high school teacher and principal, an internationally published writer, one of the most significant writers of her time, itinerant traveller and promoter of western immigration.



You can find a review of this book on this site:

#352 Teacher, traveller, troublemaker

Writer, critic, teacher and poet, Yvonne Blomer is the current Poet Laureate of
Victoria, BC. She will read from her new book Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to
Kuala Lumpur in which she tells of her experiences and impressions as she and
her husband explored Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos and Thailand by bicycle. She has
also recently anthologized and edited Refugium: Poems for the Pacific an
anthology of prize-winning BC poets.

The reading takes place September 21, at the Shoal Centre in Sidney, 10030
Resthaven Drive, at 7 pm. (Doors open at 6:30)

This event will be the first in a series of three readings.

Tickets for this popular event are $10 at Tanner’s Books or online


A reading series package is available at Tanner’s only for $20. All proceeds will go to support the 2019 Sidney Literary Festival.

Further information: http://www.sidneyliteraryfestival.ca

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