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Pacific Festival of the Book

Pacific Festival of the Book

Due to travel/work I missed the 3rd annual Pacific Festival of the Book that ran May 4-15. Well, I did manage to run  in to (for maybe 10 minutes) one panel discussion and here, finally, are a couple of photos from the event. I didn’t want the Festival to pass  without a mention even if [...]

Michael Ignatieff - True Patriot Love - Book Signing

Michael Ignatieff – True Patriot Love – Book Signing

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 [...]

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 [...]

John Barton - Interview

John Barton – Interview

LP: You’ve just started a Writer in Residence gig at the Saskatoon Public Library. How long will you be there? JOB: The position last nine months from the beginning of September 2008 to the end of May 2009. LP: Why did you decide to go to Saskatoon? JOB: I grew up on the prairies, in [...]

3rd Annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair

3rd Annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair

A steady stream of visitors filled the Cool Aid Society Downtown Community Activity Centre for Victoria’s 3rd annual Anarchist Bookfair. Booths were manned by publishers (big and small), groups and activists.  The biggest publisher represented was AK Press, with Ashley Rowe (top photo) making the trip up from Oakland, California to attend. Local bookstore Camas [...]