7:30pm on Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Admission is free
Alice MacKay room, Central Library
The first Incite event of the season kicks off with two acclaimed non-fiction authors.
Arno Kopecky is a journalist and travel writer from Squamish, BC. His work has appeared in such publications asThe Walrus, The Tyee, Maclean's and The Globe and Mail.
Oil Man and the Sea tells the story of Arno Kopecky's journey into the Great Bear Rainforest in the wake of the Northern Gateway controversy, where he soon discovers the politics of Big Oil and First Nations can be every bit as treacherous to navigate as the shifting currents and hidden reefs for which the tanker route is known.
Charles Montgomery is a Vancouver-based journalist and urban experimentalist. He is a past recipient of the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and was an original team member of the BMW Guggenheim Lab. He continues to produce city programs with the Museum of Vancouver.
Happy City explores the fascinating link between urban life and the emerging science of happiness. According to Charles Montgomery, the happy city, green city and low-carbon city are the same place, and we can all help build it.