Ocean Park Library Schedule

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Saturday, September 29


10:05 am – 10:50 am

Roxsane Tiernan

Reflect the beauty in the art work and life's fullness in the poetry. (Click here to read more.)

“Art and Soul by Canadian artist and writer, Roxsane Tiernan, is a reader’s journey of exploration. Roxsane takes us out of Canada to other parts of the world and brings us back again…with beautiful paintings, expanded insights and a reminder of the true Canadian spirit–one of adventure, self-reflection and a consolidation of experiences gained only by travelling beyond one’s own borders. Every picture is here, but not here…every poem is our past, present and future. Her book will remind you of your roots and renew your appreciation of life in Canada.”


– written by Sharon Yeadon, New West Retired Teacher’s Association.

 Roxsane’s presentation will include a glimpse into her travels, an explanation of her artwork, her joy in fellowship and a response to any queries. She believes in global citizenship and the exquisite beauty of nature.


11:00 am – 11:45 am

W. Ruth Kozak

Explore the intrigue behind the fall of Alexander the Great's dynasty. (Click here to read more.)
W. Ruth Kozak researched her historical novel SHADOW OF THE LION while living in Greece. Published in UK in two volumes: BLOOD ON THE MOON (2014) and THE FIELDS OF HADES (2016) the story follows the events after the death of Alexander the Great. Her full novel, SHADOW OF THE LION will soon be available in Amazon Kindle. Ruth is a published travel journalist and published a Kindle e-book ATHENS AND BEYOND in 2015 for Hunter Publishing U.S. Ruth instructs writing classes and workshops in New Westminster and Vancouver. She is a member and past president of the BC Travel Writers Association.

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Ben Nuttall-Smith

An adventure through the the mystery, beauty and horror of the Quétzalcoatl myth. (Click here to read more.)
Mad God of the Toltecs

In 910, an Irish priest and five monks are shipwrecked and taken as slaves by Norse traders. Through a series of cataclysmic geophysical events, the Norse ship is pushed to a strange new land, where the priest, three monks, an Irish girl and two Norsemen are left to learn the ways of the Indigenous People.

With Toltec warriors, the Europeans sail to Yucatan where the priest founds a new capital city in the desert, is made king, and becomes the historical embodiment of the Mayan-Toltec god Quétzalcoatl.

Battles are fought and good men die. When everything seems to have been resolved, fate steps in fulfilling the mystery, beauty and horror of the Quétzalcoatl myth.

Discovered in a SCREAM

Is a story of personal growth relates a journey of healing. It documents a lifetime of running from the debilitating guilt of childhood sexual and physical abuse. This autobiographical novel chronicles the tumultuous journey from silence and denial, to acknowledgement and acceptance, self-forgiveness and eventual wholeness.


1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Michael Munday

Things That Monsters Love To Do That You Might Too is a children's book that negates a child's fear of monsters... (Click here to read more.)
Things That Monsters Love To Do That You Might Too is a children’s book that negates a child’s fear of monsters and subconsciously nurtures the idea of the acceptance of differences in others. With a lilting rhythm that kids love, each page offers a teachable moment, through a short verse, relating to positive activities for kids that monsters love to do too. Accompanying each verse is a print, from a hand painted watercolour illustration, depicting the activity. It is also pretty cool to kids and fun to read!

Michael D. Munday, the author and illustrator, is registered as a professional artist with the Canada Council for the Arts. Michael has a 2 year diploma in fine arts from Langara College, a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design and also has a background in liberal arts emphasizing literature and psychology from Douglas College.


2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

K.L. Denman

Explore the complexities of teen friendships and the turmoil of search for their place in life in K.L. Denman’s Quiz Queens – for teens. (Click here to read more.)
K.L. Denman has written many novels for youth, including the Orca Currents titles Destination Human and Agent Angus. She will be reading from her latest book, Quiz Queens. She lives in Delta, British Columbia.

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Cristy Watson

Follow a kid living a tough teenage life – for teens. (Click here to read more.)
Want a quick read? Want an engaging and interesting story? Want to be a writer? Then join award-winning YA author Cristy Watson as she shares insights into the world of writing, from getting started to getting published. She’ll also read from her books and is hoping to engage in an informative Q and A session about the social issues many of her books tackle.

Photo Credit: Lynne Woodley


4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Lee-Anne Hancock

Truths and humour of aging and how people's perceptions change. (Click here to read more.)
The poem is called ‘Life in the Slow Lane’ and refers to life as a retiree or senior. I wrote this poem after being treated as a slightly slow individual in a bank. She did not have half my intelligence or life experiences.  It discusses people’s perception of you changing due to the fact you are retired or you look a little older. It reveals how life really is or can be for seniors. It is a truthful but humorous poem.