March 20: DEBRA PURDY KONG reads from her latest mystery novel, Deadly Accusations. Debra has a diploma in criminology and has worked in security as a patrol and communications officer. She is the author of Alex Bellamy mysteries: Taxed to Death (1995) and Fatal Encryption (2008). The Opposite of Dark, (available from TouchWood Editions March 2011) is the first in a series featuring transit security officer, Casey Holland. The second in the Casey Holland series, Deadly Accusations, will be launched in March. Debra has also published over one hundred short stories, essays, and articles in publications that include Chicken Soup for the Bride’s Soul, Dandelion, NeWest Review, The Vancouver Sun, and several anthologies.
April 17: DARYL STENNETT , author of Behind the Steam: the inside story of the Gastown Steamclock . After “40 years or so” of studying: economics, business administration, data processing, public speaking, conflict resolution, arbitration, interpersonal relationships, and technical communications; Daryl confesses to being a solution looking for a place to happen. While awaiting discovery, he writes and consults and renovates houses with his wife, Leagh Tomlyn. In Behind the Steam Daryl has wormed, winnowed, sifted, and analyzed private and public records and memories to tell how the improbable Gastown Steam Clock came to be . Behind the Steam is Daryl’s first commercial book and the first of a planned series of “Behind the Scenes” stories of British Columbia curiosities he plans to write before he hangs up his pencil.
Spoken INK is a reading series presented by the Burnaby Writers' Society on the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August). The readings are held at La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 East Hastings in North Burnaby (NE corner of Boundary and Hastings) Open mic sign-up is at 7:30 p.m., for an 8:00 p.m. start.For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.