New Westminster's premier literary event LitFest New West 2015 will launch at the New Westminster Public Library on Friday, April 24 at 6:30 pm.
LitFest 2015’s theme is Inspiration and there is none more inspiring than Olga Kotelko, who took up track and field in her 70s and competed until a couple of months before she died at the age of 95. She won over 750 gold medals and broke over 30 world records for her age group.
Another of her accomplishments was to write a book, Olga: The O.K. Way to a Healthy, Happy Life. Olga's co-author Roxanne Davies and her editor Michele Carter will help launch LitFest with Olga's inspiring story.
Then check out a full day of LitFest 2015 on Saturday, April 25 at Douglas College. Inspiration can be found in writing workshops, author readings, and the literary marketplace as well as at the evening of poetry readings and the showcase of literary and musical talent, Written in the Stars. For more information and to register for workshops, go to www.artscouncilnewwest.org.