Friday, November 27, 2009

Books and Birds

Look who's coming to Tofino:



Okay, so unless you live here and have heard the buzz or are particularly attune to all things literature in Canada, you may not recognize authors, Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson in this photo (which comes from here, by the way). They are keen naturalists - as you can probably tell from the photo - and are willing to rough it a bit so I'm sure they'll love Tofino.

There will be quite an event tomorrow afternoon with a presentation by Gibson on his latest book, The Bedside Book of Beasts and then a reading by Atwood from The Year of the Flood. Since the event is three hours long I suspect there will be lots of mingling time (and perhaps a few nibbles?) and the proceeds are graciously going toward local environmental education initiatives.

Tickets and more information can be had from Wildside Booksellers, one of two fabulous bookstores in our wee town. I hear the event is almost sold out so act quickly if you haven't got your tickets yet.

(And don't forget that tonight is Jingle Into Christmas. Should you be buying gifts this Christmas, looking locally first would help give local businesses a boost through the slow months ahead.)

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