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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A message from Alan Twigg, Publisher of BC BookWorld: *The provincial government has suddenly rescinded ALL funding to /BC BookWorld/, *the most-read publication about books in Canada.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, [...]

I Am Monocular

Currently Not Posting…why….see www.dondenton.ca/blog

Apologies

A note to apologize for the absence of posts recently. The dangers of holidays/illness/work commitments when you’re a one person operation. We’re back though. Thanks for your patience.

John W. MacDonald - Ottawa Photographer - Interview

John W. MacDonald – Ottawa Photographer – Interview

LP: John, you’re a visual chronicler of Ottawa, do you see Ottawa as a documentary project? JWM: I guess I see myself as photographer who happens to live in Ottawa. I don’t necessarily think of myself documenting Ottawa as a project. That would imply that I have a vision and a plan which I don’t. [...]

Terence Byrnes - Closer to Home - Interview

Terence Byrnes – Closer to Home – Interview

Terence Byrnes LP: You have been taking photographs for many years, what drew you to writers? TB: Well, I’ve also been writing. My first collection of short stories was called Wintering Over, I published an anthology called Matinees Daily, wrote for many magazines, and, during a dark and busy period of my life, ghost-wrote other [...]

DOA 30th Anniversary Show

DOA 30th Anniversary Show

The literary connection may be tenuous but Joe Keithley, front man for the legendary Vancouver punk band DOA did write a memoir, titled I,Shithead, published by Arsenal Pulp Press, so he is a published author. DOA celebrated 30 years of music with an anniversary show at the Commodore Ballroom Friday night. Check out Joe’s record [...]

50 Best British Bookshops

For those of you who like lists and/or are planning a book buying trip to the U.K., The Independent lists the 50 Best Bookshops in Britain. Interesting to see that #8 on the list is Abe Books, the online bookseller from Victoria, British Columbia.

Al Purdy House For Sale

The Purdy house on Robin Lake in Ameliasburgh, Ontario, built by Al Purdy and fellow poet Milton Acorn, is being put up for sale by his widow Eurithe. Attempts to have the house preserved as a writers’ retreat have attracted little interest. From the Globe and Mail.

Border Line Ignorance

The Seattle Post Intelligencer has a great (small but slowly, slowly growing) section online on Northwest writers that includes a range of writers from novelist Tom Robbins to cartoonist Ellen Forney. Each piece has a sample of writing as well as a video of the writer speaking on a variety of topics. Looking through the [...]

Anonymous Bookshelf #1

Anonymous Bookshelf #1