Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Book signing at Pioneer Village


The love of literature is alive and well in Southern Alberta. Friday
May 8th the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village in Pincher Creek hosted a
book signing. Three first-time local authors participated in giving
a reading, a Q & A session, followed by a signing.

Toni Lucas, the events coordinator for Kootenai Brown said that It was
a highly successful event, having visitors from as far away as
Lethbridge and Stavely. Community support was evident not only by
the great attendance, but also by Pincher Creek Co-op and volunteers
sponsoring the food. The authors were in fine form. The audience was
engaged throughout the readings, and very active during the question
and answer period.
Each of the authors got up and mingled during the reception, Giving
everyone the chance to mingle on a casual level.

The authors presenting were:
Corrigan Sisters with A Hong Kong Diary Revisited The Family
Remembers is the diary of
World War II Veteran, and the reflections of his four daughters.
Frances Riviere with her autobiographical account of growing up in a
Metis Family during the 30s and 40s in Washing at the Creek,
Farley Wuth with his tale The History That Almost Wasn't - Chronicles
of Pincher Creeks Ill-Fated Railway History. regarding the trials and
tribulations of the coming of the railways to this area from the 1890s
till WWI.