List of Events at Paper and Cup:

APRIL 2018

Book Signing Event - Jan Redford & Angie Abdou
Tuesday April 17 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Join us for an exciting evening with Jan Redford and Angie Abdou and their newest, and highly anticipated, titles!   Please RSVP and read more about the authors, including their bios and reviews, on our Facebook event

The latest by Angie Abdou: young Eli invokes the spirit, and the mistakes, of his great-great-grandfather.

In Canada Reads finalist Angie Abdou's fifth work of fiction, Eli and his parents have returned to their family home in Coalton, a small mountain town. The parents, Nicholas and Lucy, hope that by escaping their hectic city lives, they will restore calm and stability to their marriage, but they find that once charming Coalton is no longer the remote idyll they remembered. Development of a high-end subdivision has disturbed a historic graveyard, drawing negative press from national media. While Nicholas works long hours at the local coal mine and Lucy battles loneliness and depression, Eli befriends Mary, a troubled Ktunaxa girl who lives next door. Both children, disturbed by visions of people and places long forgotten, are challenged to account for past lives of seduction and betrayal.

A new kind of ghost story, In Case I Go is about the many ways we're haunted by the misdeeds of our ancestors.

In the tradition of Cheryl Strayed's Wild, the gritty, funny, achingly honest story of a young climber's struggle to become whole by testing herself on mountains and life.

As a young teenager Jan Redford runs away from a cottage where her father has just put her down for the zillionth time and throws herself against a 100-foot cliff face. Somewhere in that shaky, outraged kid is a bedrock belief in her right to exist, which carries her to the top. In that brief flash of victory, she sets her sights on becoming a climber.

Falling in love with climbing eventually leads to falling in love with the climbers in her tight-knit western Canadian climbing community. It also means that the people she loves regularly vanish in an instant, caught in an avalanche or by a split second of inattention. It almost crushes Jan when her boyfriend, the gifted climber Dan Guthrie, is killed. Instead of marrying Dan, she marries one of his best friends, a driven climber who was there for her when she was grieving and becomes the father of her two children. Not what either of them planned.

End of the Rope is raw and real. Mountains challenge Jan, marriage almost annihilates her, and motherhood could have been the last straw...but it isn't. How she climbs out of the hole she digs for herself is as thrilling and inspiring as any of her climbs--and just as much an act of bravery.


The Guilty Grizzly Writing Series
Thursday April 19 | 7:00PM - 10:00PM

The Guilty Grizzly Writers Series is a quarterly workshop designed for writers of all skill levels. The first workshop will feature hosts Kevin Miller and Jeff Pew, who will introduce elements of story development, literary techniques, and qualities of effective writing. Participants will have an opportunity to write prose and poetry during this three-hour session, share their work with other participants, and do a Q&A session with Kevin and Jeff.  



Jeff Pew’s poetry has appeared on CBC Radio, within the National Poetry Register representing the Kootenay-Columbia, and in buses and skytrains, as part of BC’s Poetry in Transit. He is co-editor of “radiant danse uv being: a poetic portrait of bill bissett” (where he suggested a one-word edit to Margaret Atwood, to which she replied, “Well, duh,” or something like that), and author of “One Foot In”, his first, full-length poetry collection. As well as being a regular contributor to GoKimberley & Kootenay Mountain Culture, Jeff is a high school counsellor and creative writing teacher.


Kevin Miller is an award-winning author, editor, filmmaker, and educator. Over the past twenty-two years, he has applied his craft to a wide range of projects, including feature films, documentaries, novels, non-fiction books, and articles. ​Kevin's career has taken him all over the planet, leading to all sorts of adventures. He’s snorkeled with sharks in the Galapagos, interviewed war criminals in Sierra Leone, explored the secret underground world beneath Moscow, shaken hands with Chuck Norris, and done chin-ups in Kirk Cameron's bedroom. He has also taught creative writing and screenwriting across Canada and the US as well as in the UK and Australia.



7-8:15 p.m. - Story development workshop with Kevin Miller

8:15-8:30 p.m. - Intermission

8:30-9:45 p.m. - Poetry workshop with Jeff Pew

9:45-10:00 p.m. - Q&A with Jeff and Kevin


Tickets are $25, and seating is limited to 25 participants.
Purchase tickets HERE
Beer, wine, coffee, tea, and an assortment of snacks will be available for purchase.  Ages 12+


Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop - SOLD OUT!
Sunday April 29 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Join us for a morning of creating at the Macrame Plant Hanger Workshop!  This workshop is beginner friendly and attendees will learn three knots and leave with a ready-to-hang planter.  

This workshop is $65 and includes all supplies, except a plant.

More info and registration at ropecollective@gmail.com and on our Facebook event   
Limited space - MAX 14 participants so register quickly!