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It’s going to be a busy one. I would get there early. Don’t worry, there’s cheese, beer, chairs (limited) and you’re surrounded by books. It’s going to be a wonderful night.
That’s an exciting lineup. I am especially interested to attend the Joseph Boyden and Esi Edugyan readings.
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
7 PM – 9 PM
Fernie Heritage Library
Based on her 19 years as a city councillor in Nelson, BC, author Donna Macdonald explores the realities of elected life – the written and unwritten rules, and the human experience in her book “Surviving City Hall”.
The stories and experiences Macdonald shares are by turns humorous, surprising and even shocking. But they are always told with respect and the desire to encourage civility as citizens and their elected officials learn to live together in community. Macdonald argues our future depends on it.
The author also reflects on bigger questions, such as what good leadership looks like, the role of women in political life and what democracy and citizen engagement mean.
My own introduction to Will Ferguson was when I read Happiness in 2001, a novel about what would happen if everyone became happy – and it’s not as blissful as you might think – and then I was flipping through his book How To Be Canadian in a downtown Vancouver bookstore and had one of those laugh out loud moments and ended up buying it 2 minutes later. It’s interesting how you can have a history with someone you’ve never met.
Now he’s coming to Fernie to talk about his book 419. 419 doesn’t sound like a comedy but perhaps those who know how to laugh are in tune with all those other emotions that make a story more human. I haven’t read it yet, though. Come out and see him at The Fernie Heritage Library tonight at 7 pm – the last of the Booked! Fernie Writers’ Series.