BC book prizes on tour

Elk Valley bookworms have their chance to meet an award-nominated author and illustrator next week.

Elk Valley bookworms have their chance to meet an award-nominated author and illustrator next week.

Two BC Book Prize finalists will be giving free public readings in Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford.

Evelyn Lau, author of ‘A Grain of Rice,’ shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and Stefan Czernecki, illustrator of ‘Rainbow Shoes,’ shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize, will visit Fernie Public Library on Monday at 7 p.m. They will also be visiting students at elementary and secondary schools in Fernie on Monday, Elkford on Tuesday and Sparwood on Wednesday.

Complete details are at www.bcbookprizes.ca.