Port Hardy library hosts writers’ cafe

North Island writer’s Garth Holden and Jon Taylor will be reading their award winning short stories at the Port Hardy Library.

PORT HARDY—North Island writer’s Garth Holden and Jon Taylor will be reading their award winning short stories at the Port Hardy Library on Saturday 16 February 2013 at 10:30 am.

Garth Holden of Port Hardy, BC is a self-taught writer and a full time mental health worker.  His award winning stories and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies, literary and science fiction magazines. Garth’s work has been honoured by the Surrey International Writers’ Conference, the Writers’ Circle of Durham Region, the Victoria Writers’ Society, the Writers’ Union of Canada, Monday Magazine and most recently with a first place win in the  Canadian Tales of the Mysterious contest

Jon Taylor, a retired fisherman, has been writing since he was a child.  Jon’s short story Fifteen Miles South of the Arctic Circle  just won first place at the Vancouver Writer’s Fest.  He lives on Malcolm Island, off northern Vancouver Island. In addition to his writing, Jon is an accomplished musician and wood carver. He is often in demand as a teller of tales.

Following the reading, the two authors will be happy to answer questions from the audience.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is the fourth largest library system in British Columbia. We serve over 430,000 people on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, and Bella Coola on the Central Coast through 38 branch libraries, a virtual branch, and a Books by Mail service.   VIRL’s holdings number over one million and include books, magazines, CD’s and DVD’s.  Administrative offices are located in Nanaimo.

For more information contact Indira Wickremasinghe, Community Support Technician, at 250-949-6661.