Spring authors series to begin in Slocan

The Slocan Community Library is honoured to feature Eloise Charet in the first of a three-part series of authors’ readings this spring.

Eloise Charet reads from her memoir at the Slocan Community Library on March 6.

Eloise Charet reads from her memoir at the Slocan Community Library on March 6.

The Slocan Community Library is honoured to feature Eloise Charet in the first of a three-part series of authors’ readings this spring. Charet will present her 2015 memoir Never Without Our Children, on Sunday, March 6 at 1p.m. at the Slocan Community Library, 710 Harold St. in Slocan.

This presentation will reveal how, during the reign of the Khmer Rouge in 1974, Eloise and her sister Anna left the family farm in Quebec and opened an orphanage called Canada House in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. They were instrumental in a successful last-minute airlift of more than 50 war orphans who were repatriated with families waiting in Canada.

The second event takes place on Sunday, April 3 at 1 p.m. The library will host two local authors, Nelson Miller who wrote The Book of Cool (2015) and Elizabeth Blakely who will share UFO and ET stories and read from her fifth book, Awake! A Spiritual Primer (2004).

The Nikkei internment in Canada and the US during World War II will be discussed on Sunday, May 4 at 1 p.m. by Diana Cole, author of Sideways: Memoir of a Misfit (2015). All readings are free.