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Writers Flock to Surrey For 17th Annual International Conference

Writers Flock to Surrey For 17th Annual International Conference

Hundreds of writers turned out for the 17th Annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference this past weekend to listen to and be taught by writers, editors, publishers and agents from around North America. The conference differs from many other festivals happening at this time of year in that it is geared to educating writers rather than [...]

Surrey International Writers Conference – October 23-25 2009

The 17th annual Surrey International Writers Conference kicks off this weekend with a series of keynote speakers, workshops,  editor & agent interviews and book signings. Speakers include Diana Gabaldon, Gary Geddes, Annabel Lyon and C.C. Humphries. Check back here next week for photos and more from the festival.

Poetry Gabriola Festival - November 12 - 15

Poetry Gabriola Festival – November 12 – 15

The 6th annual Poetry Gabriola Festival comes up in a few weeks starting on November 12 and running through to November 15 on beautiful Gabriola Island  near Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. Poets appearing include Christian Bök, Marilyn Bowering and Paul Dutton and many many more. All events at the Surf Lodge.

Will Ferguson - Reading - Beyond Belfast

Will Ferguson – Reading – Beyond Belfast

Paintings surround writer Will Ferguson as he signs copies of his latest book, the travel memoir Beyond Belfast, following a reading hosted by Munro’s Books at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Richard Harrison - Interview - Hockey, Poetry and Comic Books

Richard Harrison – Interview – Hockey, Poetry and Comic Books

LP: You have a new book of essays coming out, a book you co-edited  (with Jamie Dopp) on hockey called Now is the Winter. What can you  tell us about this book? RH: Let me sell it: if you want to think about hockey inside and outside the rink, inside and outside the arena, inside [...]

BC BookWorld Needs Your Help

A message from Alan Twigg, Publisher of BC BookWorld: *The provincial government has suddenly rescinded ALL funding to /BC BookWorld/, *the most-read publication about books in Canada. Notice of this pre-Olympics decision to break a 22-year-old relationship with the newspaper came from Andrea Henning, executive director of Arts & Culture, during a brisk phone call, [...]

Lorna Crozier (Small Beneath The Sky) & Brian Brett (Trauma Farm) Book Signing

Lorna Crozier (Small Beneath The Sky) & Brian Brett (Trauma Farm) Book Signing

Victoria’s Lorna Crozier and Salt Spring Island’s Brian Brett held a joint book signing at Munro’s Books. Crozier with her new book Small Beneath The Sky, a memoir and Brett with Trauma Farm, subtitled A Rebel History Of Rural Life. The two posed for a photo after sitting down and then realized their books were [...]

Will Ferguson - Beyond Belfast - Interview

Will Ferguson – Beyond Belfast – Interview

LP: You’ve got a new book out, a travel book, Beyond Belfast, published by Penguin. What’s it about? WF: It’s about a two-month, 560 mile hike I did along the Ulster Way “the longest waymarked trail in the British Isles.” It was bogs, banshees and blood sausage. With sheer-drop coastlines, crumbling castles and many’s a [...]