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Venue: Caffe Fantastico

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

Location: Map

Admission: Free

Book Launch: Better Next Year

Please join Munro’s Books in launching Better Next Year: An Anthology of Christmas Epiphanies!!

Christmas is trumpeted as a time of peace, joy, bounty and goodwill. Believers and non-believers alike covet the spirit of the holidays even when circumstances are screwed up.

Recollections from acclaimed Canadian authors combine with emerging voices from across the country in an anthology that debunks the popular depiction of Christmas while delivering its messages of hope and renewal.

Writers marginalized by personal circumstance, faith, and race share memories of surviving bleak Christmases past: holidays spent in shelters, or on the streets; families marred by alcohol and violence; personal struggles with addiction, poverty or grief; isolation and loneliness. Despite these and other obstacles, contributors strive to salvage the spirit of the season.

This event will be hosted by the book's editor, J. J. Lee and will feature readings from Joseph Kakwinokanasum and Jordan Kawchuk.

Caffe Fantastico

965 Kings Road

Victoria, BC V8T1W7

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