The Booked! Fernie Writers' Series is a firm favourite on the Fernie cultural calendar featuring some of Canada's best and brightest literary talents.
These events are popular and seats fill up fast; everyone is welcome to attend. These are free events, however a suggested donation of $10 assists in bringing in new and exciting authors for each event.
The evening begins at 7pm with refreshments and cash bar, author reading with Q&A at 8pm.
The third event on November 23rd features Canadian novelist Adam Lewis Schroeder.
Adam Lewis Schroeder grew up in Vernon BC and completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia in 1999. He has since traveled widely and published stories in more than a dozen journals and anthologies.
In 2001 his short fiction collection Kingdom of Monkeys was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award. His novel Empress of Asia was published by Raincoast in 2006 and Thomas Dunne in the US in 2008; a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award, it was also selected by the Globe & Mail as one of the best books of the year. Douglas & McIntyre published his most recent novel, In the Fabled East, in Spring 2010; it was selected by Amazon.ca as one of the best books of the year and was a finalist for the Commonwealth Regional Writers Prize.
In addition, Adam is a columnist for CBC Radio One and a Creative Writing instructor at UBC Okanagan. He lives in Penticton BC with his wife and kids.
"Schroeder makes detached limbs and coagulated purple blood downright charming."
— Praise for All Day Breakfast, Rebecca Tucker, The National Post
Booked! Events Continue:
For 3 years, the Fernie Heritage Library has welcomed some of the biggest names in Canadian writing for a highly anticipated reception that includes an author reading and Q&A followed by live music and lively discussion. The evenings begin with delicious complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The events draw crowds of up to 100 to fill the beautiful Fernie Heritage Library for an engaging evening celebrating the undeniable talents of each guest author.