October Author Events at Richmond Public Library

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100-7700 Minoru Gate

Richmond, B.C V6Y 1R8


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October 2, 6:00PM-7:00PM

October Author Event: Dietitians at Home (Cantonese and Mandarin)

Registered dietitians (Amy Yiu, Jo Jo Wang, and Mengdi Xia) will talk about their latest cookbook Dietitians at Home. The book is bilingual in English and Chinese, and features 30 nutritious recipes. From choosing and buying ingredients to storing and preparing them, this cookbook will lead you through the process of healthy home cooking. Come and find out more about the background of the book and the authors! The authors will also give tips on healthy eating and show you their favourite fall recipe from the book.

October 3, 4:00PM-5:00PM

October Author Event: James McCann

Join us at the Writing Your Novel Dungeons and Dragons Style with James McCann event. Whether you write contemporary tales or fantasy epics, the popular game of Dungeons and Dragons can make you a better writer. See how modern writers have been influenced through creating characters, maps, and collaborative storytelling to work through tough plot points! At the end of this workshop, you'll have the tools to say goodbye to writer's block forever and get that novel written and polished.

James McCann has written the Rancor Chronicles, Flying Feet, and Children of Ruin. He has also written for the Canadian Children's Book News and has taught countless workshops for hundreds of students. From 2006 - 2009 he was the president of CWILL BC.

October 13, 2:30PM-4:00PM

October Author Event: Jessie Sutherland

As part of Canadian Libraries Month, the Richmond Public Library presents an author talk with Jessie Sutherland, author ofWorldview Skills: Transforming Conflict from the Inside Out. Learn about tools and skills we can use to address diverse social issues such as poverty, the opioid crisis, and affordable housing. Expect an engaging discussion to follow.

View Jessie's TEDx Talk How to Belong in a Rapidly Changing World, in which she discusses how we can address our most pressing social problems through a belonging lens, and find out more about her work by visiting Intercultural Strategies.

TEDX Talk:

October 25, 7:00PM-8:30PM

October Author Event: Julia Lin and Francis Pring-Mills

Julia Lin is the author of two Taiwanese-Canadian books (Miah, a collection of short stories and Shadows of the Crimson Sun, the biography of long-time Richmond resident and physician Dr. Charles Yang). Trained as an immunologist, Julia is a Richmond high school math teacher who currently serves on the Vancouver Public Library Board as well as the executive of the Writers' Union of Canada. Her two books tell the stories of Taiwanese-Canadians and their immigrant experiences from Taiwan and Manchuria to today's Richmond in both fiction and non-fiction. Julia will be reading short excerpts from both books.

The Tao Te Ching is one of the most widely read and deeply loved works of ancient spiritual wisdom in the world. But its dense and cryptic lines can sometimes yield more confusion than illumination. If you've ever found yourself understanding the printed words but thinking, "Yes, but what does this mean and how is it relevant to me?" then In Harmony with the Tao is your guide into deeper understanding of this classic work of Chinese philosophy.

Francis Pring-Mill has a master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Oxford. In his book he applies skills developed as a professional facilitator, course developer and instructor, and communicator to offer the reader a guided journey into a densely written ancient spiritual text.

October 27, 2:30PM-4:00PM

October Author Events: Nathan Luster

Nathanael Lauster, author of The Death and Life of the Single-Family House: Lessons from Vancouver on Building a Livable City,will be talking about how the single-family house came to acquire special protection across the Lower Mainland, why people are so attached to houses, and also how Metro Vancouver has moved further away from this specific housing form than any other metropolis in North America. In addition, he will also discuss two common questions with the audiences:

Why is acquiring a single-family house so important to so many people?

What lessons, if any, does Vancouver hold for other metro areas?

Nathanael is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. He writes and researches on housing and home and also regularly blogs at

October 30, 7:00PM-8:30PM

October Author Event: Jim Tanaka

Book title: Changing Tides: Vanishing Voices of Nikkei

Published by the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby, B.C., Changing Tides chronicles more than 30 stories of Japanese Canadian fishermen and their families on the B.C. coast. Stories collected range from before the Second World War to the present day. With conversational recollections to individual reflections, these are stories of hardship, determination and triumph, with personal perspectives on injustices, discrimination and tales of resiliency and perseverance. Above all, they illustrate the enduring bonds of family, community and culture. Accompanied by family photographs, these stories capture a fading way of life. They are a tribute to the Nikkei fishermen and their contributions to the fishing industry, to the communities where they lived and to Canada’s rich multicultural heritage.

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