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Real Vancouver Writer Series

Real Vancouver Writer Series

Finally posting my last images from the Vancouver/Olympic trip and these were taken when I first got there. I saw an ad for the Real Vancouver Writer Series a the W2 Culture + Media House on Hasting Street and thought I’d check it out. There were four evenings in the series and I was only [...]

Ian Ferguson & Mark Leiren-Young - Reading

Ian Ferguson & Mark Leiren-Young – Reading

Touchwood Editions and Brindle and Glass Publishing hosted their latest At The Mike event at the Cornerstone Cafe in Victoria’s Fernwood district with featured writers Ian Ferguson and Mark Leiren-Young.  Ferguson read from How To Be A Canadian, the bestseller he co-wrote with brother Will Ferguson. Leiren-Young read from his debut book Never Shoot A [...]

Poetry Reading - Monty Reid & Dvora Levin

Poetry Reading – Monty Reid & Dvora Levin

Host and poet Wendy Morton introduced poets Monty Reid from Ottawa and Dvora Levin at the weekly Planet Earth Poetry readings at the Black Stilt cafe in Victoria. An open mike reading preceded the two main readers.  A special guest who read during the open mike and then came back to read last was sidewalk [...]

Nicole Markotic - Interview

Nicole Markotic – Interview

LP: You have a novel coming out shortly? What can you tell us about it? NM: OK, I’m not the greatest at speaking about my own books, but I’ll give this a whirl… Here’s what we came up with for the back blurb: Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot is a narrative of longing [...]

Jailbreaks 99 Canadian Sonnets - Zachariah Wells, Steven Price, Lyle Neff, Alan Wilson - Reading

Jailbreaks 99 Canadian Sonnets – Zachariah Wells, Steven Price, Lyle Neff, Alan Wilson – Reading

Jailbreaks 99 Canadian Sonnets (published by Biblioasis) had it’s Victoria launch as part of the weekly Friday night reading series Planet Earth Poetry at the Black Stilt Cafe. Regular host Wendy Morton was out of town so MC duties were handled by Yvonne Blomer. Jailbreaks editor Zach Wells was joined by contributors Lyle Neff, Steven [...]

Jim Christy - Nine O'Clock Gun - Reading

Jim Christy – Nine O’Clock Gun – Reading

Jim Christy launched his new novel Nine O’Clock Gun, published by Ekstasis Editions as part of their Ekstasis Noir lineup, at Victoria’s James Joyce Bistro. The book is the fourth and final novel to feature private eye Gene Castle. Christy, a poet, novelist and essayist, is also a musician and is off to Australia for [...]

Patrick Lane - Red Dog, Red Dog - Reading

Patrick Lane – Red Dog, Red Dog – Reading

Writer Patrick Lane noted for his poetry and his award winning memoir There Is A Season gave a reading from his first novel Red Dog, Red Dog at the Alix Goolden Hall. The reading was sponsored by Munro’s Books. Writers Brian Brett and Bill Gaston photographed following the reading. Munro’s Jessica Walker and writer John [...]

Ronald Wright - What Is America? - Reading

Ronald Wright – What Is America? – Reading

Several hundred people turned out to hear essayist, historian and novelist Ronald Wright read from his new book What is America? at Victoria’s Alix Goolden Hall. The event was sponsored by Munro’s Books.

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