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UPDATE: This event has been postponed until further notice.

Vancouver and Southern Gulf Island author Julie Emerson will be reading from her novel A Hundred Days: a Botanical Garden at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre on Wednesday, August 21 at noon in the Lillooet Room (Room 301). A Hundred Days is a story about Rosemary, who lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Every day she chooses a different flower or herb in history, and mythology, from Day 1: Peony to Day 100: Pearly Everlasting. As she records her observations and her experiences on the island, the novel reveals the intriguing fascination and appreciation of island life and a wonderful reference for any gardener. This event is part of the art exhibition The Proverbial Calligrapher by the Westcoast Calligraphy Society during the month of August. Published in 2012 by The New Albion Press, in a gorgeous paperback edition with 100 pen and ink illustrations. This novel is an appreciation of island life and a wonderful reference for any gardener.

Published in 2012 by The New Albion Press, in a gorgeous paperback edition with 100 pen and ink illustrations. This novel is an appreciation of island life and a wonderful reference for any gardener.  More information about the author Julie Emerson - http://www.julieemerson.com/index.htm  For further information, or to order copies of A Hundred Days, email julie@julieemerson.com

Please register for this event in advance to ensure seating for this event.


Shyam Selvadurai, the Canada Council Writer-in-Residence at Green College for 2012 was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He came to Canada with his family at the age of nineteen, and has a BFA from York University in Toronto. Funny Boy, his first novel, was published to immediate acclaim in 1994, was a national bestseller, and won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Lambda Literary Award, and was named a Notable Book by the American Library Association. Cinnamon Gardens, his second novel, was shortlisted for the prestigious Trillium Award and has been published in the US, UK, India, and Europe. Selvadurai is also the author of an acclaimed novel for young adults, Swimming in the Monsoon Sea, which was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Shyam will be reading from two of his novels and discussing his work as a diasporic writer. This reading is part of the ongoing Green College Principal’s lecture series, “Thinking at the Edge of Reason: Interdisciplinarity in Action.”

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