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Northern BC Tour Leg 2008

April 13, 2008 to April 18, 2008

Event Date(s)

April 13-18, 2008


Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Smithers, Prince George, Vanderhoof

Event Description

BC Book Prizes On Tour presented by Rio Tinto Alcan | BC 150 Event

Four shortlisted authors will hit the road On Tour, with FREE public readings at bookstores and libraries in Northern BC. They are:

Nan Gregory
(Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)

Theresa Kishkan
Phantom Limb
(Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize)

Mary Novik
(Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize)

Kari-Lynn Winters
Jeffrey and Sloth
(Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)

Learn about these books and the rest of the finalists, too.

Meet the authors and get personally signed books for yourself, friends or family at the public events listed below. While On Tour, our authors will also visit select local schools, leaving behind signed copies of their books for the school libraries.


TERRACE | Sunday, April 13
Terrace Public Library | 2:00 pm
4610 Park Avenue | 250-638-8177
Join our authors on their very first BC Book Prizes On Tour stop. Book sales by Misty River Books.

PRINCE RUPERT | Monday, April 14
Prince Rupert Public Library | 7:00 pm
101 6th Avenue West | 250-627-1345
After stops by day at Prince Rupert Secondary and Seal Cove Elementary schools, our authors will discuss their books at the public library by night. Book sales by Rainforest Books.

TERRACE | Tuesday, April 15
Students at Thornhill Elementary and Caledonia Secondary will meet our authors.

KITIMAT | Tuesday, April 15
Kitimat Book Masters | 7:00 pm
202 City Centre | 250-632-7323
With visits to Kitimat High and Kildala Elementary under their belts, our touring authors will meet audiences at Book Masters.

SMITHERS | Wednesday, April 16
Before heading to Prince George, the authors will visit students at Walnut Park Elementary and Kelly Road Secondary School.

PRINCE GEORGE | Wednesday, April 16
Books and Company | 7:00 pm
1685 3rd Avenue | 250-563-6637
With the Smithers schools done, the authors will read and sign books at this local bookstore.

PRINCE GEORGE | Thursday, April 17
The authors get to meet students at Immaculate Conception School, Beaverley Elementary, Kelly Road Secondary and Heather Park Middle School.

VANDERHOOF | Friday, April 18
Before heading to Smithers, the authors will chat with students at W.L. McLeod Elementary and Nechako Valley Secondary schools.

SMITHERS | Friday, April 18
Smithers Public Library | 7:00 pm
3817 Alfred Avenue | 250-847-3043
Be sure to meet the authors at their final public event on the Northern BC leg.


April 13, 2008
April 18, 2008
Event Category:


West Coast Book Prize Society
(778) 987-8774