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Stephen Reid Reads At Discovery

Stephen Reid Reads At Discovery

Billed as his first reading in 16 years, Stephen Reid treated the crowd to a variety of writing including his fiction (his first novel Jackrabbit Parole)  and a poem.He also shared the stage with a number of students from his very popular Camsoun College classes.

Jack Hodgins - New Novel The Master of Happy Endings

Jack Hodgins – New Novel The Master of Happy Endings

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.

Liam Shaw and his Postcard Press subscription email magazine

Liam Shaw and his Postcard Press subscription email magazine

Liam Shaw is a writer, photographer, stand up comedian and former Edmontonian  living in Ireland. Here’s a couple of selections from his Postcard Press and a short story. If you want more of the Postcard Press stuff email him at:  <liamjshaw@gmail.com> ———————————————- Hello. Welcome to Postcard Press International, currently based in Galway, Ireland. I have [...]

Poet P.K. Page dies, aged 93

Poet P.K. Page dies, aged 93

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 [...]

Photos from the 6th Annual Poetry Gabriola Festival

Photos from the 6th Annual Poetry Gabriola Festival

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 [...]

Timothy Findley - Portrait

Timothy Findley – Portrait

Sometimes you don’t need a face for a portrait. I had photographed the late Timothy Findley for my first book First Chapter and following that photo session he sat down for an interview and lunch with then Calgary Herald books editor, now best selling author in his own right, Ken McGoogan. I joined the pair [...]

Dave Bidini - Interview with Writer/Musician

Dave Bidini – Interview with Writer/Musician

Photo (from First Chapter ) of Dave Bidini, with Bobby Orr button, Hockey Canada tuque and short lived mustache. The Toronto Star has a great profile on writer/musician Dave Bidini, check it out here.

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 [...]

P. K. Page -You are Here - Book Launch

P. K. Page -You are Here – Book Launch

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 [...]

Aritha van Herk – Interview

LP: Your book Mavericks, An Incorrigible History of Alberta published in 2001, was transformed into a Glenbow Museum online exhibit in 2007. How did that come about? When I wrote Mavericks, I was almost ambushed by my own interest in Alberta´s history.  Like most Albertans, I don´t think of it as a place with a [...]