Story Studio After Dark with Denise Dietz

This isn’t kid lit Mix and mingle with other Victoria book lovers while listening to local writers share stories, expose secrets of the trade and share a few tips about their genre of writing.

Enjoy a free drink and time for Q & A all while supporting Story Studio, a local non-profit that gets kids excited about writing storystudio.ca

Denise Dietz, aka Mary Ellen Dennis, is a USA Today bestselling author. Her books include four Diet Club Mysteries, The Landlord’s Black-Eyed Daughter (nominated for a Romantic Times Award), the Anthony-nominated Annie and the Grateful Dead, CIRQUE: co-starring P.T. Barnum, plus many more books and stories.

When she was in the third grade, she hid her mom\’s hardcover Gone With the Wind inside her Dick and Jane reader. She got caught, learned her lesson, and hid her dad’s Perry Mason paperbacks instead.

Deni also does musical theatre and runs an editing service: Stray Cat Productions. When one of her clients is offered a contract, she does a Snoopy dance. www.denisedietz.com

Thanks to our generous sponsors: Club Kwench, Hoyne Brewing Co. and de Vine Vineyards.

 

Story Studio After Dark with Korina Miller

This isn’t kid lit Mix and mingle with other Victoria book lovers while listening to local writers share stories, expose secrets of the trade and share a few tips about their genre of writing.

Enjoy a free drink and time for Q & A all while supporting Story Studio, a local non-profit that gets kids excited about writing storystudio.ca Korina Miller has worked on nearly 60 titles for Lonely Planet and has also worked with LP.com, BBC, The Independent, The Guardian, BBC5 and CBC, as well as many independent magazines, covering travel, art and culture.

Korina grew up on Vancouver Island but has been exploring the globe independently since she was 16, visiting or living in 36 countries and picking up a degree in Communications and Canadian Studies, an MA in Migration Studies and a diploma in Visual Arts en route.

She has currently set up camp back in Victoria, soaking up the mountain views and the pounding surf.

Thanks to our generous sponsors: Club Kwench, Hoyne Brewing Co. and de Vine Vineyards.

 

MATT DILLAHUNTY Magic & Skepticism

Matt Dillahunty - The Warrior For ReasonMATT DILLAHUNTY Magic & Skepticism.  Matt Dillahunty embarks on his first world tour! Magic & Skepticism will be the key focus of his lectures, which will include a lengthy Q&A and lobby hangout after each event.

Matt has recently shared the stage with world renown authors Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Lawrence Krauss. He is currently finishing his first book, which is highly anticipated from the religious & non-religious community. Don’t miss this tour, as the events will not be filmed and released!

MATT DILLAHUNTY
Magic & Skepticism
McPherson Playhouse
A​pril 1, 2018 | 8​:00​ PM
Tickets are $32.50*

About: Matt Dilllahunty

Matt Dillahunty is an American public speaker and Internet personality. He was the president of the Atheist Community of Austin from 2006 to 2013. Matt has hosted the Austin-based webcast and cable-access television show The Atheist Experience since 2005 and formerly hosted the live internet radio show Non-Prophets Radio. He is also the founder and contributor of the  counter  apologetics  encyclopedia Iron Chariots and its subsidiary sites.

He is regularly engaged in formal debates and travels the world speaking to local secular organizations and university groups as part of the Secular Student Alliance‘s Speakers Bureau. Alongside fellow activists Seth Andrews and Aron Ra, he traveled to Australia in March 2015 as a member of the Unholy Trinity Tour. In April 2015 he was an invited speaker at the Merseyside Skeptics Society QEDCon in the United Kingdom.

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In Conversation With Armistead Maupin

Film: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (15$) A look at a warm, winning and much-accomplished writer who is best known for a series of novels

Film: The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin (15$) A look at a warm, winning and much-accomplished writer who is best known for a series of novels, a miniseries and his almost daily column titled Tales of the City which was a key catalyst for changing sexual politics in America.

Followed by a conversation with Armistead Maupin hosted by Richard Crouse of CTV’s Pop Life. VIP Meet and Greet (49$) Sat | February 3 | 4:00 PM VFF Exhibit Space Lower Level, The Bay Centre After the lm and conversation there is an opportunity to meet the man in person.

Enjoy reserved VIP seating at the Victoria Conference Centre Theatre event followed by a reception featuring wonderful hors d’oeuvres by Ten Acres Bistro, and libation from Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and the Okanagan.

DAVID SEDARIS at the Royal Theatre on M​ay 9 7​:30​ PM #yyjevents @rmts_Victoria

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America ’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

David Sedaris is the author of the bestsellers Barrel Fever and Holidays on Ice, as well as collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, each of which became immediate bestsellers.

David Sedaris’s original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life, distributed nationally by Public Radio International and produced by WBEZ.

“Sedaris belongs on any list of people writing in English at the moment who are revising our ideas about what’s funny.” – San Francisco Chronicle

DAVID SEDARIS
Royal Theatre
M​ay 9, 2017 | 7​:30​ PM
Tickets are $48.70*