Posted: Thursday December 1, 2011
On September 28, 2011, more than one hundred people packed into the exquisite Heritage Hall on Main Street in order to celebrate the literary work and contributions of Karl and Christy Siegler to the world of Canadian publishing.
It was an astounding night of speakers that highlighted many engaging and talented authors who are part of the stellar Talonbooks list that Karl and Christy Siegler established and cultivated over three decades.
We have posted the entire evening on Vimeo for everyone to watch online.
We would also like to offer our thanks to all the speakers, readers and volunteers who helped make this such a wonderful night.
The Speakers (in order of appearance)
John MacLachlan Gray
Letter from Fred A. Reed
Garry Thomas Morse
Garry Thomas Morse
Leslie Thomas Smith
Marquis Book Printing
Masters of Ceremonies
Stephen Collis and Kevin Williams
With excellent organization and food service
provided by Phyllis Price.
Heritage Hall with thanks to the Heritage Hall staff!
Ongoing Support Provided by
British Columbia Arts Council
Department of Canadian Heritage
Canada Council for the Arts
Writers’ Union of Canada
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