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Writers and Library Staff face-to-face!

Thank you to all the authors and library employees in attendance, the publishers and authors who donated books and bags, BCLA, and VPL!  So many people told me they had fascinating conversations and a great time.  Thanks for making the inaugural Read Dating so much fun!


Wow, publishers have been so generous and have sent us so many books to give away at this event!  Authors have also sent books and other nice things like bookmarks and postcards.

Here are a couple of pictures of items you might find in your goody bag – a selection of adult, YA, and kids books, genre magazines, and other fun stuff!

Read Dating Vancouver is an opportunity to meet 30 local authors, discuss genres and patron interests, and network!

It’s a fun & social event with an educational twist (and no, it’s not actually about dating!).  You’ll get a chance to talk shop with authors and ask them those pesky questions you always wanted to know, like, “What’s the difference between a police procedural and a cozy mystery?  And what makes them different from crime novels?”  Authors writing in romance, mystery, thriller, children’s, and YA will be representing their genres!

Who should attend? All library employees involved in selection, readers’ advisory, or other related duties are invited to attend!  SLAIS and Library & Information Technology students are also welcome!

Cost: $10.00 – used to cover the great food!

For more information, see For Library Employees.  And scroll down to see the list of authors!

Shelley Adina (Adina Senft), Lou Allin, Kate Austin (Josee Renard), Mimi Barbour, PJ Sarah Collins, Eileen Cook, Bev. Cooke, Russ Crossley (R.G. Hart, R. G. Crossley), Danika Dinsmore, Joan Donaldson-Yarmey, Joseph Eliezer, Roy Innes, Lorne S. Jones, Eileen Kernaghan, Debra Purdy Kong, Rebecca Kool, Liubov Kudryavtseva, Laura Langston, Susan Lyons (Susan Fox), Carol Mason, Lee McKenzie, Sheri Radford, Yolanda Ridge, Sharon Rowse, Robin Spano, Kay Stewart, Crystal Stranaghan, Lorna Suzuki, Nikki Tate, Mallory Neeve Wilkins, and Lynda Williams!

See the author list for bios!