Annual Haig-Brown Memorial Lecture

This year's Haig-Brown Memorial took place November 24th, 2016 at 7pm at the Tidemark Theatre.  Andrew Nikiforuk delivered the lecture and there was an accompanying talk by Ian McAllister.  Andrew has since written a series of articles based on the lecture, as well as put the full text of the lecture online, and that can be found at The Tyee.

The Haig-Brown Memorial Lecture Series was created by the Campbell River Arts Council in 2009.  The intention is to honour the legacy of both Roderick Haig- Brown and Ann Haig-Brown (nee Elmore).  Ann Elmore was a major force for social justice issues in Campbell River, notably around the challenges facing women.  The Ann Elmore Transition House is named in her honour.  The Haig-Brown Memorial Lectures provide an annual forum for writers to inspire a new generation with their vision for the environment, social issues and literary excellence.

Current Haig-Brown Writer in Residence John Donlan is offering one on one consultations with writers, as well as a series of programs with the Museum at Campbell River.  Click here for more information on these programs.