Author Archives: Vanessa Winn

Point Ellice House blog

Point Ellice House: an inspiration for Trappings. Despite the serenity of this beautiful Victorian home, life for its first owners was far from peaceful. To learn more about their story, have a look at this guest blog. Even better, visit this National Heritage Site, a tucked-away gem of the 19th century, and imagine their lives […]

BC BookLook

Trappings listed in BC BookLook’s Who’s Who:

Webinar Launch

If you missed it, the webinar launch of Trappings, and Edeana Malcolm’s novel House of Crows, was recorded and is available to view here. Both books are available at Munro’s Books and Bolen Books in Victoria BC. Password: mc+z10ng

Reading at Point Ellice

As part of a virtual launch, I had a joint reading with author Edeana Malcolm at Point Ellice House. My reading from Trappings took place in the parlour where the first chapter is set — very evocative of the era. Video by Richard Tsing Hum. Edeana’s reading is linked in the description.

Trappings launch

New novel, Trappings, released

Trappings, a new historical novel, has recently been released in Apple Books. Based on real people and events, it’s a story of first love and second chances, in an era when women only got one chance: the 19th Century.

Salt Spring Tango Class

Pleased to be helping Salt Springs’ newest dancers begin their tango journey. October 29th, 8 pm. All Saints by the Sea Church.

Salt Spring Island Milonga

Saturday, March 16th, I am honoured to be the DJ for Salt Spring’s monthly milonga with guest teacher Sandra Naccache from Buenos Aires and Montreal. She will teach the preceding class at 2:45. Milonga at 4pm, All Saints by the Sea church.

January Tango

First Salt Spring class of 2019 is Tuesday, January 15th. Featured orchestra leader is Osvaldo Fresedo, and the focus will be using the closed side of the embrace. Practica to follow. In Victoria, I will DJ the Los Amigos milonga on Saturday, January 26th. Golden age music. Church of Truth, Superior St.

Tango Tea in Port Townsend

In historic Port Townsend, I will be the DJ at this month’s Tango Tea. Golden Age music in a very Victorian town.