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Occurs on Friday September 15 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours


The Capitol
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2

Event Notes


Tickets - Single: $20 (plus service fee) Double: (2 people viewing in one household) - $30 (plus service fee) Family: (3 or more people viewing in one household) - $40 (plus service fee)

THIS IS A STREAM/ON-DEMAND TICKET. Once you purchase your ticket, you will be sent a confirmation email. You will receive a 2nd email which will include a direct link to this video presentation within 24 hours of your purchase.

This on-demand event premieres on SEPT 15 at 7pm. Tickets will be available to purchase for 10 days after the event. Viewable until the end of September.

Tune in to hear award-winning author John Vaillant (The Golden Spruce) speak about his newest book, Fire Weather: The Making of a Beast.

Released during the worst fire season on record, Fire Weather has been described as “riveting, spellbinding, astounding on every page…compulsively readable…a towering achievement”. It follows the events and aftermath of the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire and describes the tangled history of humans and fire, how this dynamic energy has shaped our society, and how it now threatens it in the context of ongoing climate disruption.
Vaillant concludes with sparks of hope that there IS a way through this catastrophe.

This streamed lecture is presented by the Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College in partnership with the Elephant Mountain Literary Festival.

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