Renowned Canadian poet, novelist, artist and librettist, P. K. Page has died aged 93 at her home in Oak Bay, British Columbia. Just two days ago I’d stopped by the Cadboro Bay Book Store and asked Amber what was new in the store and she pointed out a new chapbook Cullen by P.K. Page, published [...]
A lovely new chapbook from Nicole Markotic’s Wrinkle Press, The Lost Narrative of Mrs. David Thompson (edited by Robert Kroetsch). Front cover view Interior pages Back cover view
Out to Sidney on a wet Friday night to take in one of the Sidney Reading Series events at the Red Brick Cafe on Beacon Avenue. Writer MAC Farrant hosted the event with readings from Vancouver novelist Mary Novik and Susan Musgrave, best known as a poet but who is also a novelist, essayist and [...]
Harbour Publishing will hold a book launch and a fund raiser at the Community Arts Council Gallery of Greater Victoria (1001 Douglas Street) on Friday November 27 at 7PM for the Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology, edited by Paul Vermeersch. Victoria’s Poet Laureate Linda Rogers will host the event and poets Susan Stenson, Peter Trower and [...]
With the title of Malcolm Lowry’s posthumously published novel October Ferry To Gabriola in my head (even though it’s November) I boarded the ferry in Nanaimo to head over an check out the 6th Annual Poetry Gabriola Festival at the Surf Lodge. I had a great time, saw a few familiar faces and met a [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]