Book festival gets started Saturday with children’s event

Princeton’s second annual book festival gets started Saturday September 15 with – literally – wonderful opportunities for young people and a special evening reading and panel featuring distinguished authors discussing nature in prose and poetry.

The reading extravaganza starts with a one-hour show featuring celebrated children’s author and entertainer Duane Lawrence, Saturday at 10 a.m.

Children of all ages will be spellbound by the way he brings animals to life.

Lawrence is also a high school teacher from Vancouver, and brother of Princeton’s own Darnella Armitage.

His popular title Sammy the Squirrel and Rodney Raccoon made the “100 children books to read” list.

A young author’s writing workshop follows between 3 and 4:30 p.m., led by Cathi Shaw. For teens it’s a chance to sharpen pencils and get professional and thoughtful direction on how to develop their own writing talents.

Shaw, from Summerland, is a published multi-genre writer, who has been a faculty member at both SFU and Okanagan College.

The all-authors panel and reading is not to be missed, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

From the temperate rain forests of Vancouver Island where the giants grow, to the swamps of Florida where introduced alien serpents are thriving, to the second highest North American mountain, to our own backyard bird feeders visited by familiar feathered friends – each of the guest speakers has something remarkable to share about the way humans are being impacted by nature.

The festival takes place Saturday September 15 and September 22 and the theme is “How the natural world is changing, and how we are changed when immersed in the natural world.” Each of the authors is passionate about this topic, as variously expressed in their non-fiction, poetry, journalism, or intrepid adventures.

All events are held at the Princeton Library on Vermilion Avenue and they are all free.

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