Presentation Series

The Presentation Series hosts artists’ talks, book launches, author readings, performances, independent film showings, panel discussions and more.  The Series is dedicated to an exchange of ideas concerning the contemporary arts, as well as the communities from which the art appears and the communities the art is intended to reach.

Upcoming events are posted on the home page of the website (Click here).

Archived events can be found here:

Current Programming:

Deryn Collier Book Launch

Join mystery author Deryn Collier on Wednesday, November 21st at 7:00 PM at Oxygen Art Centre in Nelson for The Aunt June Files: Turning Family History into Fiction. In this multi-media presentation, Collier delves into family history in order to develop a new mystery series. Set in Montreal in 1947, the series will feature her own ancestors as characters.

This event is funded by a grant from the Columbia Basin Trust through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. There is a $5.00 suggested donation at the door to support Oxygen Art Centre.

Pairing stories with photos, documents, and audio clips taken from family archives, Collier unveils the mystery behind the mystery of creating a new series from scratch. This engaging presentation will be of interest to writers, readers, family historians and anyone who loves a good story.

Many readers are familiar with Collier’s popular mystery novels, Confined Space and Open Secret, both set in the Kootenays. She lives in Nelson with her family. You can find more about her books at


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