Annual Haig-Brown Memorial Lecture & Haig-Brown Writer in Residence Program

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.

For information about programming with the current Writer in Residence, see here as well as the Museum at Campbell River.  In the 2017-2018 Residency, Bev Sellars will be focusing on reaching out to the various Indigenous communities of the North Island in an attempt to create stronger dialogue around issues of Reconciliation.  In addition she will also be working closely with SD72 to provide opportunities for students to learn more about contemporary Indigenous affairs.  The Museum will be hosting various events over the coming months as well, dates to be announced soon.  Please note that there will be no one-on-one writer consultations this year.