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First Annual Sidney Literary Festival Events

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With less than two months before the new Sidney Literary Festival October 4th to 6th, several engaging and entertaining fundraising events are planned in the run-up to the Festival. On Friday, September 13th at 7 p.m. at the Red Brick Café in Sidney, an evening of readings by self-published authors will introduce a diverse lineup of local writers including T.M "Scotty" Gardiner reading from his memoir, My Life as a Mountie; mystery writer Ruth Wellburn reading from The Devil's Ruse; Hugh Richards reading from his travel book Reflections on Three Oceans; and Karen McCoy reading from One Rep at a Time. Tickets for this event are $5 at Tanner's Books in Sidney. On Friday, September 20th at the Red Brick Cafe, Salt Spring Island resident Patrick Taylor will read from and discuss his very popular series of stories about an Irish country doctor. Tickets ($10) are available at Tanner's Books. Several artists have generously donated works of art for a silent auction in support of the Festival. The art will be on display at the Red Brick Café until September 13th. Bid sheets will be available at the Café. Contributing artists include Kathleen Lane, Betty Rollins, Stephanie Steel, Keith Levang, Richard Julien and Wendy Picken. The Peninsula Gallery has contributed a limited edition print by Pierre Francis Surtees and a framed photograph by David Donaldson. On October 4th, 5th and 6th, the Sidney Literary Festival will host 14 award-winning writers whose genres include mystery, war, children's literature, poetry, short stories and local life. The Festival will begin Friday evening with a hosted author presentation at North Saanich Middle School and continue Saturday with an Author Breakfast at the Sidney Pier Hotel, a series of readings and adult, children's and teen workshops to be held in local venues. Tickets for all events except the breakfast will be available from Tanner's Bookstore. Tickets for the Author Breakfast will be available at The Pier Hotel. For details, visit www.sidneyliteraryfestival.com.

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