North Shore, BC–North Shore libraries are thrilled to unveil a brand-new collection of homegrown stories by local authors, now on display at North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Public Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library.
The 2022/2023 North Shore Authors Collection features more than 120 titles from 90 local authors. Authors selected for the 2022/23 volume of the North Shore Authors Collection celebrated the debut of this year’s collection at a special opening reception at City Library Nov. 17.
The North Shore Authors Collection is a collaboration between North Vancouver City Library, North Vancouver District Public Library, and West Vancouver Memorial Library to promote and celebrate literary talent on the North Shore.
Tara McGuire, former broadcaster turned writer, is one of the featured authors for her work Holden After & Before, a hybrid memoir of Tara’s attempt to grapple with the loss of her son, Holden, after he died from an accidental opioid overdose.
McGuire feels that the concept of free access to books, and the knowledge and pleasure they offer, is one of the shining elements of our society, adding, “To me, the library represents home, comfort, and discovery.”
On participating in the North Shore Authors Collection, McGuire says, “There is a reference to a North Shore library in the opening pages of my book because the library has always been an integral part of my family’s life. I am thrilled my book is now available at these very same libraries, along with so many other wonderful books.”
Included genres span from literary fiction to children’s books to an instructional Dungeons and Dragons manual, illustrating the literary breadth and depth of local authors on the North Shore.
Authors accepted into this year’s collection must have had their work published either independently or commercially between 2012 and 2022 and must live on the North Shore during creation or publication.
Author bios and information about the North Shore Authors Collection is available at www.northshoreauthorscollection.com.