The Reena Virk Trials: An exhibition and a reading at the Learning Centre

The Irving K. Barber Learning Centre presents an exhibition of sketches by courtroom artist Heather Spears created during the Reena Virk murder trial.  It will be on display until June 25 in the Learning Centre Gallery, located on level two of the Learning Centre, adjacent to the Circulation Desk.

Spears will read from her new book of poems, Required Reading: A Witness in Words and Drawings to the Reena Virk Trials, 1998-2000. For more on her book, visit

Date:    June 24
Time:    3 – 4 p.m.
Place:   Lillooet Room, third floor of Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Info:     RSVP to or call 604-827-4366

Following the exhibition, Spears’s drawings will be added to the Heather Spears fonds at Rare Books and Special Collections at the Learning Centre. Her work includes drawings from other trials, writers’ festivals, music festivals and more.   For more information, visit