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June 2017

Mining History convention, Fairbanks Alaska

June 15, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

On June 21, I am so pleased to have been asked to give a talk about Canada's history of uranium mining to the Alaska Mining Hall of Fame Foundation museum in Fairbanks. This will be my first trip to Alaska where I will be attending the Mining History convention and visiting an old school friend from Gunnar again - after many (emphasis on many) years. Stay tuned for more details on the speaking engagement.

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October 2017

Whistler Writers Festival

October 12, 2017 - October 15, 2017
Maury Young Arts Centre Whistler, BC + Google Map

The Whistler Writers Festival promises to be a whirlwind of literary enthusiasm. Some of Canada's best-loved authors will tempt us with their stories and share their insights. At the Saturday lunch, authors with a penchant for crime (between the covers only), will share dark secrets. As special features, some authors will have dates with publishers in hope that a golden ring will soon follow. And the highlight for some, on ... drum roll ... Friday the 13th, will be the announcement…

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The pain and gain of the traditional and independent publishing routes

October 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
West Kelowna Library, #31 Hwy 97 S Westridge Mall, 2484 Main St
Kelowna, BC V4T 2G2
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Very pleased to share the stage in Kelowna with my husband Bob Mackay - a two-time award-winning author - we will talk about our books and the independent and traditional publishing routes. Free and all welcome! West Kelowna Library 2pm-4pm #31 Hwy 97 S Westridge Mall 2484 Main St, West Kelowna, BC V4T2G2 We'd love to see you there!  

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Cancelled: Presentation at Mennonite Heritage Museum

October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 28, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
The Mennonite Heritage Museum, 818 Clearbrook Rd
Abbotsford, Briti V2T 5X4 Canada
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Patricia Sandberg research presentation October 28 at Writers' Conference, Mennonite Heritage Museum, Abbotsford

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November 2017

Tellers of Short Tales: a reading by Patricia Sandberg

November 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia St
New Westminster, BC V3M 1B6
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Patricia Sandberg will read her short story "Paint him a wink" at the Tellers of Short Tales open mic event November 2, 2017 in New Westminster BC

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April 2018

Presentations at Okanagan Valley Writers Festival

April 6, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Shatford Centre, 760 Main St.
Penticton, BC V2A 5E2 Canada
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Public speaking ranks right up there with fear of dying! Pretty powerful! And terrifying. But fear of public speaking can be overcome.

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May 2018

Reading at North Shore Writers Association

May 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

North Vancouver City Library Time:       7:pm - 8:15pm Address   120 West 14th Street, N. Vancouver

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November 2018

Planning a Vancouver Island Tour

November 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Book tour to Vancouver Island being planned for the first week of November 2018. Please contact me at CrackingstonePress@gmail.com if you are interested in attending. Details to be provided.

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January 2019

Voice: Who should tell your story?

January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Patricia Sandberg discusses her choice of voice and publishing decisions for her non-fiction book Sun Dogs and Yellowcake

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February 2019

Sun Dogs Visits Nanaimo

February 6, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nanaimo Harbourfront Public Library, 90 Commercial St
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G4
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Canada’s uranium helped end the second world war and armed the next, the Cold War. An exploration frenzy swept the western world and mining magnate Gilbert LaBine’s new discovery at Gunnar Mines attracted attention across North America and beyond. Gunnar’s 800 residents—immigrants fleeing post-war Europe, job-seeking southerners, and the area’s First Nations and Métis—found adventure, romance, tragedy, and a freedom never again to be equaled. Meanwhile, lamps made of uranium drill core sat in their homes and their children played at the tailings pond. Sun Dogs and Yellowcake is their story.
Part memoir, part oral history, Sun Dogs and Yellowcake is a thoughtful and often humorous account of a recent but largely forgotten era

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