If you’re in Vancouver on April 23rd -- this coming Thursday night -- stop by the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Elllis Awards shortlist release event at the Vancouver Public Library. It’s going to be a great evening!
We’ll all be together when the shortlisted authors for the 2008 Arthur Ellis Awards are announced. With luck and a tailwind, some British Columbian authors will make that list. (And some great books were submitted, so it will be a surprise if no one from the West Coast is included!) That alone would be exciting enough, right? But there will also be a panel discussion that will cover contemporary issues in crime writing.
The panel will be comprised of longlisted authors Jane Hall, Dan Kalla, Debra Purdy Kong, Sharon Rowse and Gwen Southin. I’ll be moderating the panel and mc’ing the evening.
As well, I have it on good authority that some top B.C. crime writers not on the panel will be in attendence, as well, including Lou Allin and Kay Stewart.
The event is on April 23rd at 7:30 pm in the Library Square Conference Centre, which is on the lower level of the Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver.
Admission is free and I’m told refreshments will be served.
So please come by for what should prove to be an entertaining evening with some of the top crime writers in the country.