Becki Ross brought Burlesque West: Showgirls, Sex, and Sin in Postwar Vancouver to Pender Island, BC last Sunday, with a launch at Talisman Books & Gallery.
Becki, who has summered on Pender Island for over a decade, and lives not five minutes away from the store, was delighted by the warm reception she received from neighbors and friends. “Where else but here can you size up the crowd from your living room?” she laughed.
Bookstore owner, Wendy McDonald, was highly complimentary about Becki’s presentation. “We had roughly forty people out on a beautiful afternoon, and you wouldn’t believe the discussion her book started,” Wendy said. “It’s a book club pick for sure.” Popular with many former Vancouverites, the crowd responded enthusiastically to Becki’s account of how the erotic entertainment industry in Vancouver, once an engine of economic growth in the downtown district, has been all but eliminated by subsequent municipal leaders.
The launch at Talisman is only the first of several for Becki this fall, with numerous events planned for September in both Vancouver and Toronto. For more details about her upcoming events check back here or look for Becki on Facebook beginning in September.
Photo courtesy of Talisman Books