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Writer Showcase

November 10, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Find out what a few local writers are up to!   Writers for this Showcase will read from recent works or talk about their publishing experience, with audience questions to follow.   This event is drop-in.

Geoff Strong

Geoff is an atmospheric/climate scientist by profession who now devotes much of his time to providing public education on climate change.  His novels focus on an environmentally conscious family and include Convenient Mistruths (2017) and Inconvenient Pipeline (2020). Geoff will read from a work in progress, a book of short stories connecting the two previous novels.

Richard (Dick) Vission

“I became a novelist as a teenager in a seminar with Saul Bellow, but when I quit school to write the great American novel, I discovered I lacked imagination. It took me many years of living to compensate for this lack, but eventually I acquired enough experience to write six novels.” The Foundations of Kindness, mainly written in 1975-6, completed between 2014 and 2018, and published in 2020, is a tale of love, politics, murder and assassination in Sixties Chicago told from the vantage point of the mountains of British Columbia in the Seventies.  Dick will share inspiration and read from his book.

Al Onia

Al Onia, a retired geophysicist, writes stories that celebrate the transformation of the individual, against a speculative background, into one who risks their existence to make a difference in the world. Al’s short fiction has appeared in numerous print and online magazines and anthologies, most recently in The Astronaut Always Rings Twice, Tyche books.  He is a two-time Aurora Award nominee in the short story category.  Al’s eighth published novel, Shadowed Passage, launched in March 2022.  Al will speak about his recent self-publishing experience with Draft2Digital.


November 10, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library
(250) 656-0944
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Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library
10091 Resthaven Drive
Sidney, V8L 3G3
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