Here’s a few photographs I took of Jack Hodgins last week for an interview that ran in the Oak Bay News. I hadn’t seen Jack in a couple of years so it was great to have a few minutes to chat. His latest novel The Master Of Happy Endings is just out.
High Ground Press (Theresa Kishkan and John Pass) have announced the publication of their Companions Series of poetry broadsheets. The series was launched at the Alcuin Society’s Wayzgoose Fine Print Fair in Vancouver last fall and are available now to libraries and collectors. Twelve letterpress sheets feature poems by contributing poets written in response to [...]
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
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 [...]
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.
The ever helpful Rachel at Nightwood Editions had sent me a number of their latest books and I thought it was about time I brought them to your attention. Four poetry volumes and one novel for you to check out. Great also to read on their site the news (that I had completely missed) that [...]
This in from Robert Wiersema, the Victoria writer has a new novella coming out, get your order in for the limited edition which sounds like a great deal: Chizine Publications has announced the release, this fall, of The World More Full of Weeping, a new novella by Robert J. Wiersema, author of the bestselling novel [...]
Canadian writer Michael Ignatieff, also known in certain circles for being the leader of the federal Liberal party, was on hand for the afternoon book signing of his latest publication True Patriot Love at Victoria’s Munro’s book store. A huge lineup snaked through the store and outside and down the sidewalk as people waited for [...]
The Grande Dame of Canadian Letters, P.K. (Patricia Kathleen) Page, launched her latest book ‘You are Here’ , published by Hedgerow Press, with a book reading and signing at the Winchester Galleries Humboldt Street location in Victoria. The 92-year-old Page, who is especially noted for her poetry, has had nearly forty books published in genres [...]
In 1969 photographer Gerry Deiter accepted an assignment to cover Beatle John Lennon and artist Yoko Ono as they spent a week in bed in a Montreal hotel. Deiter covered the entire week of the Bed-In For Peace but the photo essay ended up getting bumped from the magazine by a a breaking news story [...]