Hackmatack Award-nominated author touring library branches

Greg Bennett gbennett@thecoastguard.ca
Published on May 22, 2014

Nancy Wilcox Richards

Hackmatack Award-nominee Nancy Wilcox Richards will read from and discuss her novel How to Fix a Lie at Western Counties Regional Library’s Lockeport, Barrington, Yarmouth and Digby branches on May 27 and 28.

The Hebbville, N.S. author’s tour begins in Lockeport on Tuesday, May 27 at 10 a.m. when she visits the Lilian Benham Library, 35 North St. Later that day at 1 p.m., she will visit the Barrington Municipal Library, 3588 Highway 3, Barrington Passage.

On Wednesday, May 28 at 10 a.m., she will be at the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Library, 405 Main St. in Yarmouth. Her tour concludes with a 12:45 p.m. visit to the Isaiah W. Wilson Memorial Library, 84 Warwick St. in Digby on May 28.

How to Fix a Lie tells the story of two classmates who learn an important lesson about trust and honesty.

Wilcox Richards has been an elementary school teacher for 30 years, and is the author of How to Tame a BullyHow to Outplay a Bully, and How to Handle a Bully, all published by Scholastic Canada.

The Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award is a literary program designed for young readers in Atlantic Canada. Each year, thousands of children aged nine to 12 (Grade 4 to 6) read from the selection of outstanding Canadian books and vote for the winners. The author’s visit is made possible by funding from the Canada Council for the Arts.

For more information on the books that have been short-listed, how to participate, and for upcoming events, check out the program’s website www.hackmatack.ca or visit www.westerncounties.ca