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CBC's Eleanor Wachtel to speak in Kamloops

Writer/broadcaster and 30-year host of 'Writers & Company' to speak at TRU in April — a fundraiser event for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra
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CBC Radio broadcaster and author Eleanor Wachtel will speak in Kamloops in April.

The voice of Canadian literature is coming to Kamloops.

Eleanor Wachtel, best known for her work as host of CBC Radio program Writers & Company, will hold a presentation at Thompson Rivers University on April 3.

The event is being presented by Kamloops Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with its annual fundraiser, Barb’s Used Book and Music Sale.

The renowned interviewer has hosted Writers & Company for 30 years. In that time, she has authored three books of her own: Writers & Company, More Writers & Company and Original Minds, featuring interviews with authors like Jane Goodall, Noam Chomsky, Arthur C. Clarke, Jared Diamond and Desmond Tutu.

She has also been a columnist, contributing to publications like Saturday Night, Maclean’s and The Globe and Mail.

The event will be held in the British Columbia Centre (formerly known as the Irving K. Barber Centre) on the TRU campus at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3. Tickets are $33, available online at

A moderated Q&A session will follow Wachtel's presentation.

All proceeds from the event will go toward the semi-annual Barb’s Used Book and Music Sale, which will run from March 21 to April 5.