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Art Beat: Women’s Day readings: Our Bodies

Three B.C. writers are observing International Women’s Day with readings at an event entitled 3 Women: Our Bodies, at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 8.
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Three B.C. writers are observing International Women’s Day with readings at an event entitled 3 Women: Our Bodies, at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 8. Robin Stevenson will read from My Body, My Choice: The Fight for Abortion Rights; Caitlin Hicks will read from her novel Kennedy Girl; and Terrie Hamazaki reads from O-heso (belly button), published in the anthology, Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories. The free event, sponsored by the Writers Union of Canada, is scheduled for 90 minutes. Access via Hicks’s Facebook page Some Kinda Woman.

Reclaiming the internet

What happens to your private information when you use your smart phone? That’s a question that will be explored in a reading on Saturday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at a Sunshine Coast Arts Council literary event with political science professor and author Ronald Diebert. Diebert will be reading from and chatting about his book, Reset: Reclaiming the internet for Civil Society. The Zoom event is free but pre-registration is required at the arts council’s website or eventbrite.ca.

Botanical drawing workshops

Visual artist Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi is teaching nature-drawing in a series of four Saturday afternoon workshops this month, starting March 6, hosted by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. “In these workshops, you will develop skills in drawing plants and flowers from observation,” the council said in a release. “Using various drawing materials such as graphite pencil, pen, and coloured pencil, you will explore basic drawing techniques of line drawing, shading, stippling, and textural drawing.” The workshops are limited to 20 participants. The cost is $70 for members, $100 for non-members. Register at the art council’s website.

Live music

Friday, March 5 marks the return of live music at the Clubhouse Restaurant at the Pender Harbour Golf Club. Singer-songwriter Eddy Edrik kicks things off on Friday at 5 p.m. Then on Sunday, March 7, the Peter Van Trio performs, starting at 2 p.m. “Reserve a table for your bubble at 604-883-9542.” There’s a $5 cover on Sunday. A COVID safety plan is followed at the venue, which you can access on its website.

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