Category Archives: Events

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. http://www.tangopt.com/

Women’s History Month

October is Women’s History Month. Who are the women behind the records in the BC Archives? I’m pleased to be discussing some stories of strong, resilient women, who walked these streets long before they were paved. Sunday, October 29th, 1 pm. With archivist Genevieve Weber and genealogist Diane Rogers. https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/visit/events/calendar/event/105512/womens-history-month-talk-women-bc-archives

Story Short-listed for Federation of BC Writers’ Contest

Delighted to have my story “Evacuated” on the short list for the Federation of BC Writers’ 2017 Summer Contest. It recalls an eventful visit to Alberta a few years ago. http://www.bcwriters.ca/

Public History Discussion

In the new year, I’m pleased to be speaking to a Public History seminar at the University of Victoria, about the process of writing historical “fiction”. This graduate course explores how people gain a sense of history outside of the classroom, including by reading novels.

Women on the Edge of Gold

How were women impacted by the discoveries of gold in British Columbia? The Royal BC Museum’s Live@lunch talk, October 7th, will reveal some remarkable women of fur-trade families in Victoria, and their resilience in facing the dramatic changes of the Gold Rush. http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/events/live-lunch-women-on-the-edge-of-gold/

The Chief Factor’s Daughter a course text at SFU

Very happy to have The Chief Factor’s Daughter chosen again as a course text for Simon Fraser University’s History 436:  British Columbia. It is recommended for the students’ book review.  I will be speaking to the class in Spring 2014. https://www.vancouver.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/history/Course%20Outlines/2014/Spring2014/H%20436.pdf

Opportunity for Book Clubs: Meet the author at Point Ellice House

I am delighted to be partnering with Point Ellice House museum, to offer book clubs the opportunity to meet at this national heritage site and discuss its connections to characters in The Chief Factor’s Daughter. Learn about the story behind Point Ellice’s first owners!  Includes a tour of the House, discussion with the author, and refreshments, […]