submitted by the Queen Charlottes Islands Arts Council-Author and radio host Bill Richardson is coming to the Islands this weekend for a two-part reading series in Tlell. The first reading will be selections from his children’s literature, at 2 pm at the back deck of Dress for Les, near the take-out window. The principal reading will be on stage inside the Edge of the World music festival, from 5 pm to 6 pm.
Best known as the host of the CBC radio program “Richardson’s Roundup”, he’s now working on a new radio show, tentatively called “Bunny Watson”. He is also an accomplished author of several books, including Bachelor Brothers Bed & Breakfast, Scorned and Beloved: Dead of Winter Meetings with Canadian Eccentrics; Waiting for Gertrude; and After Hamelin, a novel for children. He has won a roster of awards for his writing, including the Leacock Medal for Humour in 1994, the Silver Birch Award for children’s literature in 2000, and a Vancouver Arts Award in 2004.
This is the second consecutive year that the Arts Council has won Canada Council support for its reading series, covering not only Richardson but also poet Lorna Crozier, who will visit in September.
For updates and potential schedule changes, consult the websites of the Arts Council (www.qciarts.com) and Edge of the World (www.edgefestival.com).
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