Tag Archives: Author Appearance

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

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.

RBC Museum Golden Reads Book Club

In partnership with the Greater Victoria Public Library, the Royal BC Museum is hosting a Golden Reads Book Club to further explore their Gold Rush exhibit this summer. The Chief Factor’s Daughter is August’s Book of the Month. Readers from around the world are welcome to join in through GoodReads “RBCM Golden Reads” group. A […]

Newcomers meeting at Point Ellice House

This month the Victoria Newcomers’ Heritage Club meets at Point Ellice House, to discuss the connections of this National Heritage Site with characters of The Chief Factor’s Daughter. I look forward to meeting the club after they tour the house and gardens, a rare example of local Victorian history. This is an ongoing opportunity for […]

Book Club Meeting, April 15th

Next week I’ll be meeting another book club who are reading The Chief Factor’s Daughter. It’s always interesting to hear questions and feedback directly from readers — what touched them, who they wanted to learn more about, and sometimes, who they didn’t like.

Guest Speaker at the Hallmark Heritage Society, September 16th

At the AGM of the Hallmark Heritage Society, Monday, September 16th, 7 pm, I will be speaking about  “Uncovering Women’s History in Victoria.”  I will touch  on streets named for the Work family, a surviving cottage on their Hillside estate, and my new research about Point Ellice House.  James Bay New Horizons Centre, 234 Menzies […]

Book signing at Fort Nisqually, Tacoma, August 10th

I’m excited to be returning to Fort Nisqually, to participate in their ‘Brigade Encampment’ — an 1855 re-enactment of the annual journey to bring in the furs from the region!  I will be joining Steve Anderson, author of Angus McDonald of the Great Divide, in a book signing at 2:30 pm, Saturday. http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/fort-nisqually-living-history-museum

Book Club Meeting at Point Ellice House, April 25th

Meeting with the Saanich Newcomers’ Club at this National Heritage Site, to discuss the eventful early history of Point Ellice House and its connections to the Work family portrayed in The Chief Factor’s Daughter.  This is an ongoing opportunity for Book Clubs; scheduling is flexible.  For further details, please use the Contact Form above or […]

Discussion of Work family at SFU, February 18th

Pleased to speak to a Social History class at Simon Fraser University, about the fur-trade family of Chief Factor John Work and Josette Lagacé.

Book Club meeting at Point Ellice House, January 16th

Meeting with the Victoria Women’s Newcomers group, to discuss the early history of the House and its connections to The Chief Factor’s Daughter.  From the Activities Report of the VWNC’s February newsletter: On January 16th several VWNC members took part in a very interesting tour of Point Ellice House followed by tea with Vanessa Winn, […]