Denise’s Nonfiction Locavore Diet

Think ‘100 Mile Diet’ with books instead of food and you will get a small snapshot of some fabulous local, Nonfiction authors.


Kevin Chong

Born in Hong Kong, raised and living in Vancouver, Kevin Chong is the author of My Year of the Racehorse: Falling in Love with the Sport of Kings,  Beauty Plus Pity, and Neil Young Nation, a music memoir; by day, Kevin teachers Creative Writing at UBC and edits  Meet Kevin Feb, 27, 2013, 6:30pm here at NVCL.


J.J. Lee

From architecture, to radio, to comedy, writing and fashion, J.J. Lee’s versatile background reveals itself in The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit.  J.J. Lee works and currently resides in New Westminster.



Brian Calvert & Chris Cannon

Molecular Biologist, turned actor, turned writer, turned comedian, Brian Calvert lives in Vancouver and challenges us to consider who might really be the next American President in the book America, But Better: The Canada Party Manifesto.  Co-writer, Chris Cannon brings his extraordinary American military experience, as well as many film and magazine writing accolades to UBC, where he currently teaches.


 Claudia Cornwall

Claudia Cornwall’s Vancouver heritage surfaces in her works Letter from Vienna: A Daughter Uncovers Her Family’s Jewish Past, and At the World’s Edge, as well as in her contributions to The Life & Art of Frank Molnar, Jack Hardman & LeRoy Jensen. A North Vancouver resident, Claudia teaches courses at SFU and Douglas College.


 Carmen Aguirre

Although Carmen Aguirre was born in Chile, her transition to Vancouver has been well documented by her dedication to writing, theatre, acting, directing and teaching in our local area.  Carmen will be speaking about experiences as a revolutionary teenager, as documented in her book Something Fierce on Nov. 28, 2012, 6:30pm here at NVCL.


 Ryan Knighton


Ryan Knighton’s first book Cockeyed, about his experiences going blind, is being developed into a film, which Jodie Foster is slated to direct.  Need we say more?  Check out his latest book, C’mon Papa: Dispatches from a Dad in the Dark, or swing by Cap U to enrol in one of his classes.


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