At the Mike comes to Cadboro Bay

At the Mike began in 2007 at Fernwood’s Cornerstone Café. It has since continued at The Fort Café downtown and has sparked discussions on everything from how male fiction authors relate, to where to find solace within the cityscape, and the environment – an event that featured guests Briony Penn and Guy Dauncey.

Victoria history, life writing, mystery: it’s all up for discussion in Cadboro Bay this fall.

Cadboro Bay Book Company is the new host of At The Mike, a series of talks that offers more than authors reading from their books.

“There seemed to be room in the city or the community for an author series,” said Brindle and Glass publisher Ruth Linka, who relocated her business from Edmonton to Victoria.

“It’s a series where we’re trying to bring together authors on topics or in genres where they have some common ground and bring them together with readers where we can have conversation and a better connection between readers and writers.”

At the Mike began in 2007 at Fernwood’s Cornerstone Café. It has since continued at The Fort Café downtown and has sparked discussions on everything from how male fiction authors relate, to where to find solace within the cityscape, and the environment – an event that featured guests Briony Penn and Guy Dauncey.

“It has varied so much that it’s often not about writing, but about topics.”

The series continues on Sept. 27 with Saanich historian Valerie Green and Linda Eversole.

“It’s a really great little book store with a great feel to it, so we hope that it’ll have a nice ambiance and that people from the neighbourhood will be excited to have us there too.”

nnorth@saanichnews.com

At the Mike

All readings start at 7 p.m., 3840b Cadboro Bay Rd. and admission is free.

• Sept. 27: Valerie Green and Linda Eversole discuss the history of the city in Vibrant Victoria.

• Oct. 25: Barbara Stewart and Lynne Van Luven join forces to talk about Life Writing – the art of personal creative non-fiction

• Nov. 15: Stephen Legault, Sandy Frances Duncan, George Szanto, Bruce Burrows and Kay Stewart share the secrets of mystery writing.

Just Posted

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Online resource blends B.C.’s Indigenous language, art and culture

North Saanich advisor says initiative supports urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

General manager Lindsey Pomper says Sidney’s Star Cinema cannot wait welcome audiences when it reopens June 18, amid an easing of public health measures. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Sidney’s Star Cinema raises curtain for the first time after months in the darkness

Iconic theatre to reopen at half capacity for Friday night showing

A dogs in parks pilot study unanimously approved by Saanich council will evaluate how park space can best be shared between dog owners and non-owners alike. (Photo by Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Saanich to study park-sharing strategy between those with and without pets

District-wide People, Parks and Dogs study to produce recommendations by fall

Staff member Lena Laitinen gives the wall at BoulderHouse a workout during a media tour on June 16. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
BoulderHouse raring to rock Langford

Popularity of bouldering continues to climb across Greater Victoria

GardenWorks nursery in Oak Bay at its home until August. (Black Press Media file photo)
GardenWorks puts down new roots in Oak Bay this summer

Nursery shifts down The Avenue to fill former fitness studio space

The BC SPCA Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre in Metchosin saw 16 fawns come through in May, with another four in the first four days of June. (Courtesy Wild ARC)
An abandoned fawn doesn’t mean it’s orphaned, reminds Greater Victoria wildlife expert

20 orphaned fawns turned in to Wild ARC in Metchosin so far this season

(Black Press Media file photo)
POLL: When was the last time you visited the mainland?

The films are again lighting the screens at local theatres, the wine… Continue reading

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of June 15

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir stands outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after speaking to reporters, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kamloops chief says more unmarked graves will be found across Canada

Chief Rosanne Casimir told a virtual news conference the nation expects to release a report at the end of June

A woman wears a vaccinated sticker after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. ranks among highest in world in COVID-19 first-dose shots: health officials

More than 76% of eligible people have received their 1st shot

An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Air travel taking off in B.C., but lack of traffic controllers a sky-high concern

There will be demand for more air traffic controllers: Miller

Canadian Armed Forces experts are on their way to North Vancouver after a local homeowner expressed worry about a military artifact he recently purchased. (Twitter DNV Fire and Rescue)
Military called in to deal with antique ‘shell’ at North Vancouver home

‘The person somehow purchased a bombshell innocently believing it was an out-of-commission military artifact’

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz have set their wedding date for February, hoping that more COVID-19 restrictions will have lifted. (The Macleans)
B.C. couples ‘gambling’ on whether COVID rules will let them dance at their wedding

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz pushed back their wedding in hopes of being able to celebrate it without the constraints of COVID-19

Most Read