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Celebrate authors, illustrators at the White Pine gala in Port Moody

You can mix and mingle with Tri-Cities and Burnaby authors, poets and illustrators at this special event.
Colleen van Niekerk is a published author.

You can mix and mingle with Tri-City and Burnaby authors, poets and illustrators at a special event on May 31.

The Port Moody Public Library will host its annual White Pines Gala to celebrate local scribes and artists whose recently published works were accepted into the library’s White Pines Collection over the past year.

The festivities take place at the Inlet Theatre (inside Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Dr.) from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The writers and illustrators — and their selected creations — are:

  • Christine Henry, Burt the Airport Cat
  • Rynka Kriya, Namaste, Olyk
  • Matteo Iuzzolino, Dear Soccer
  • Karen Hein, Still Ripples
  • Gisela Woldenga, Chords of Dissension and A Score to Settle
  • Nika Askari, The Enchanting Tale of the Haunted Mansion
  • Harmonie Garry, The Little Princess Who Didn’t Like Dresses
  • Arzina Nurani, The 3-Part Beginner’s Guide to Manage PCOS Symptoms
  • Zhang Hui, Canadian Immigration Handbook
  • The Coquitlam Writers’ Group, Feast: An Anthology
  • Cat Hendriks, Rescue Tales: Rescue Dogs and their Beautiful Adoption Stories
  • Juliana Negreiros, Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty for Teens: 10 Tips to Overcome Anxiety, Fear, and Worry
  • Teri Shaw, The Angel, The Lion and the Secret of the Waves
  • George B. Hatton, The Winterworld Chronicles Book One: The Kringlesnatcher
  • Graeme Partridge-David, Max Velocity
  • Oliver Allen, Futuristic Gypsy and Medusa and the Playboy: New and Selected Poems
  • Bob Cowin, My Mountain Biking Neighbours: Conversations with Otherwise Normal People
  • Rachel Ahern, The Frog Who Wanted to Sing
  • Bari Emam, Uprooted and Thriving
  • Colleen Van Niekerk, A Conspiracy of Mothers
  • The Asian Impact Society, Mina’s Lunch: A Story About Food, Culture & Belonging
  • Omid Kaveh, A Gift from Cyrus
  • Margaret Franz, Between Blade and Bullet
  • Colette Bos, Bon Echo and the Competition

For more information about the White Pines Local Author Program and Collection, you can visit the Port Moody Public Library's website.