“Victoria-Bench by Bench” book launch!

October 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm (literature, Reading)

My books have arrived and I am excited to share my creation with you. Please join me if you can on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at Cabin 12 (607 Pandora, across from the McPherson Theatre). The invitation is below – if it doesn’t show properly in your email, let me know.


At about 7:15 I will give a little talk about how I got to have a self-published book in my hands. Maybe it will inspire some of you to give form to the ideas swimming in your head.

So far the books are available at Munro’s on Government St., Russell Books on Fort,  the Overleaf Cafe-Bookshop on Pandora at Cook (Medical Arts Bldg), and Tanner’s in Sidney.

It is also available for sale on my website or for “Green dollars” through LETS – the Local Exchange Trading System (http://www.lets.victoria.bc.ca/)

I look forward to seeing you.

Rebecca Kennel

Please RSVP by email or phone: 250-508-2554


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Alanna Mitchell: Sea Sick

March 28, 2009 at 7:33 pm (environment, literature, Reading) (, , )

Alanna Mitchell will be in Victoria to talk about her new book, Sea Sick, on 3/31. Details:

Join us for a talk with Oceans Book Club special guest Alanna Mitchell on the status of ocean health and the implications for B.C.’s coast.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Oak Bay Room, Victoria Conference Centre
720 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC

About Sea Sick

All life – whether on land or in the sea – depends on the oceans for two things: Oxygen and climate control. Sea Sick is the first book to examine the current state of the world’s oceans – the great unexamined ecological crisis of the planet – and the fact that we are altering everything about them; temperature, salinity, acidity, ice cover, volume, circulation, and, of course, the life within them.

Read an excerpt from the book

Praise for Sea Sick:

“A riveting book of revelations about earth’s largest and most important habitat.”
-Australian biologist and author Tim Flannery

“Sea Sick is the most comprehensive book to date on the state of our oceans. With a writer’s eye for detail and a reporter’s expertise in pulling in disparate information, Mitchell has woven a powerful and deeply unsettling story about our collective abuse of the cradle of all life. Fortunately, she also gives us hope and a path forward if we have the wisdom to act.”
– Maude Barlow

Alanna Mitchell was the science and environment reporter at The Globe and Mail for fourteen years, until she left daily journalism to devote herself to writing on science. In 2000, she was named the best environmental reporter in the world by the Reuters Foundation.

(posted by Yule)

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Iain McCaig at Legends Comics and Books

March 27, 2009 at 10:37 am (art, Reading) (, )

The Times-Colonist reports that Iain McCaig will be at Legends Comics and Books tomorrow, Saturday 3/28, between 2-5pm to talk about his work with George Lucas (yes, that George Lucas) and others. He’ll also be signing copies of his new book Shadowline: The Art of Iain McCaig.

I like the way McCaig dreams, and here’s hoping that his vision doesn’t remain just a fantasy. To whit:

Prepare to be inspired. The Santa Monica-born author, illustrator and concept artist’s enthusiasm is infectious.

“When I walk downtown and see teenagers sitting there I think, ‘If I could just put a camera in their hands or show them how to write about the world they live in,’” says McCaig, who dreams of one day turning Victoria into Canada’s storytelling capital.

See Michael Reid’s Times-Colonist article, Concept artist offers glimpse into creative realm, for more.

Additional links to Iain McCaig here and here.

(posted by Yule)

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The Annual Charles Dickens Reading

November 29, 2008 at 12:03 am (Reading)

The Annual Charles Dickens Reading, performed this year by CBC radio staff will take place on Dec. 19th 7pm at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.

It promises to be a wonderful show, and a great way to get into the Christmas Spirit.

Proceeds will go to OurPlace Society.

Tickets are $15, available at Our Place Society,

919 Pandora Ave., Christian Book & Music

Centre, 3082 Blanshard St.,

Or at the door: doors open at 6:30pm

For enquiries call 250-388-7112

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