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Event Archive - An Evening with Ron Norman and Keith Ogilvie: Ron Norman, Keith Ogilvie

Fri. May 11th 2018 - Fri. May 11th 2018 @  The Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney Sidney BC (All Ages)
7pm doors at 6:30pm
Tickets at: Tanner Books, Beacon Avenue, Sidney
Presented by: Sidney and Peninsula Literary Society, Tanner Books, Beacon Avenue, Sidney, BC

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An Evening with Ron Norman and Keith Ogilvie May 11, 2018

The Sidney & Peninsula Literary Festival Society and Tanner’s Books cohost their final reading of the Spring Reading Series on May 11, 2018.

In Ron Norman’s debut book, Slouching Towards Innocence, Malcolm Bidwell has just been hired by mistake by newly elected Premier Steven Davis as his “go-to guy” for cleaning up political messes of which there are plenty. Set in the quirky, combative, and darkly comic world of British Columbia politics, it’s a story of politics, love and life.

Keith Ogilvie’s book features Keith “Skeets” Ogilvie who has been rejected by the Royal Canadian Air Force and joins the British Royal Air Force instead. The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie is the story of an ordinary man who beat incredible odds on the frontlines, and the remarkable woman with whom he was reunited at the end of the War.

Ron Norman has been a reporter, columnist and editor of community newspapers and a contributor to CBC Radio’s Kelowna morning program. He left journalism in 2000 to take a job with the B.C. government. He worked at every level, eventually becoming deputy minister and head of communications.

Keith Ogilvie is a former private pilot, sailor and motorcycle enthusiast. He continues to be involved in international development, including as a member of the Board of the BC Justice Evaluation Society. He lives, writes and does a lot of walking with his partner Francine in North Saanich.

Event information:
Friday, May 11, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30)
Shoal Centre, 10030 Resthaven Drive, Sidney,
Tickets: $10 at Tanner’s Books or online

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the 2019 Sidney and Peninsula Literary Festival.

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