UPCOMING EVENTS

MY BEST FRIEND IS EXTINCT: BACKYARD BOOK BASH

July 10th, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. PDT | FREE (RSVP) – Florence Petersen Park at the Whistler Public Library

Come join us for a backyard book bash with Rebecca Wood Barrett and her debut middle-grade book My Best Friend is Extinct. Families are invited to join in on the celebration, and there will be a short reading, origami bookmark making, cookies and lemonade by Purebread, and books for sale by Armchair Books. Bring or buy your copy to be signed by author Rebecca Wood Barrett.

Virtual Tickets: FREE | In Person Tickets: FREE | Please RSVP


MY BEST FRIEND IS EXTINCT: VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH

April 8th, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. PDT | FREE (RSVP)

Join award-winning author Sara Leach in conversation with Rebecca Wood Barrett, to celebrate the launch of her debut middle-grade book My Best Friend is Extinct (Orca Book Publishers). All ages welcome!

Sign up to RSVP and get your event link at:  youthservices@whistlerlibrary.ca


YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP: WORLDBUILDING

April 8th, 2021 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT | FREE (RSVP)

Join Rebecca Wood Barrett for a one-hour writing workshop on how to build an invented world.  Drawing on examples from her middle-grade novel My Best Friend is Extinct, she talks about where ideas come from, how to world-build, and some of the rules of world-building. Bring a pen and paper or a keyboard and get ready to brainstorm fantastical creatures, one big fib, and a little bit of weirdness in a short writing exercise during the workshop. For writers 19 and under.

Sign up to RSVP and get your workshop link at:  youthservices@whistlerlibrary.ca