Fort Canada Day celebration features Festival of the Book

Authors from Langley and surrounding communities will be on site from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 1

The Second Fort Langley Festival of the Book happens on July 1,  between 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the Fort Langley Community Hall.

Authors registered  for the Festival of the Book include:

• Fort Langley children’s author and illustrator team K. Jane Watt and Richard Cole, author of The Boy Who Paints and The Girl Who Writes.

• Lynn Duncan of Vivalogue Publishing, who this year worked to produce the book that inspired the Hollywood film Decoding Annie Parker.

• Kwantlen Nation’s Joseph (Tony) Dandurand, one of Canada’s most respected up-and-coming poets.

• Glen Valley’s resident artist Barbara Boldt, who will give copies of her biography Places of Her Heart to the first 85 people who visit her in honour of her 85th birthday.

• Langley’s Bruce Kilby and his co-author, Ken Johnson, whose children’s book Legend of the Tooth Fairy continues to delight families.

• Maple Ridge editor, writer, and designer Andrea Lister, principal of Absolutely Literate, editor of British Columbia History magazine and co-author of the sold-out Commitment to Caring: 100 Years of the Chilliwack Hospital Auxiliary.

• North Shore writer and sculptor, Georgia Hunter, whose new YA mystery Yubi and the Blue-tailed Rat is garnering great reviews.

• Coquitlam’s Larry Jacobsen, whose latest book, Walhachin, tells of an ill-fated First World War agricultural scheme on the shores of the Thompson River.

• New Westminster writer David E. Burnell, author of A Nightingale Sang, the romantic story of a battle-weary Canadian Spitfire pilot and a doctor’s daughter set against the backdrop of England in the Second World War.

• Abbotsford’s Judson Lake House whose wide range of work includes a host of cookbooks, including the popular From Oma’s Kitchen. Judson Lake is an established publisher of memoirs: At the Gates of Moscow, At Mother’s Knee, A Filler of Cracks, and Candy in My Shoe.

• Mary Tasi, whose memoir of ancestral and modern journeys called Spirit Memory explores the cultural connections between her Hungarian ancestry and that of her husband, Coast Salish artist Wade Baker.

• Other writers include Cora Goodyear, Marilyn Bodnarchuk,Mauro Azzano, Paul Serup, Mary Tasi, New West Writers, and David Hutchison

For more on the festival of the book, go to www.fentonstreet.ca or www.vivalogue.com.  For information on the full slate of Canada Day events in Fort Langley, go to www.celebratecanadaday.ca

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