Entertainment

Award-winning author launches book

Award-winning author Lynne Bowen will be appearing at the Nanaimo Museum to launch her latest book, Those Island People, on Monday (Feb. 17) from 3-5 p.m. Those Island People is a collection of stories about relatively unknown residents of Vancouver Island and their unique stories.

"The Nanaimo Museum is pleased to publish Lynne Bowen's new book," Manager of the Nanaimo Museum, Debbie Trueman said in a press release. "We have worked closely with Lynne for many years and regularly refer to her books for exhibit and program research."

Bowen's newest book, Those Island People was inspired by a monthly column that she wrote for the Victoria Times Colonist 10-years ago. Her column was often devoted to a particular person who lived on the Island but whose story was not widely known. These include stories of about gold seekers, gamblers, former slaves, veteran soldiers, missionaries and rabble rousers. Bowen also found many of the stories while she was researching other projects.

"I discovered the story of Ted and Evelyn Wardroper while researching a book on Robert Dunsmuir," Lynne Bowen said in a press release. "Evelyn lived most of her life in the Dunsmuir's former home in Departure Bay. Long after the house had been demolished, I was asking Evelyn questions about her former home and the fascinating story of the Wardroper's lives came out."

The official book launch will be the first opportunity for the public to purchase a signed copy. Bowen will also be appearing in Duncan, Cumberland, Port Alberni, and Lake Cowichan. For more information, please contact the museum at (250) 753-1821 or visit www.nanaimomuseum.ca

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Helijet eyes Nanaimo skies
 
Police await autopsy results of suspicious death investigation
 
David Gogo takes to the street
Dancers put their best foot forward
 
MLAs shake fingers in quake exercise
 
So you want to be a firefighter?
The art of living a dream is hard work
 
Canada Day in Alberni
 
Youth digging valley food growing movement

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 14 edition online now. Browse the archives.