From page to stage

Reviewer Ginny Ratsoy reports a new book touting the merits of Bard on the Beach will please everyone who can’t get enough of artistic director Christopher Gaze FULL STORY

From Wayson Choy to Madeleine Thein, Jim Wong-Chu (above) was a major influence.


A serious and determined figure

Jim Wong-Chu (1949-2017) has been dubbed the Moses of Chinese Canadian writing.

It’s a grandiose claim but the former postman did lead the way for Chinese Canadian writers to enter the mainstream. FULL STORY

A Cariboo concoction

Birchwater’s beat extends past the Chilcotin plateau, down the old Nuxalk-Dakelh grease trail to Bella Coola. REVIEW: Chilcotin Chronicles: Stories… FULL STORY

Perfection is hard work

Andrew Scott traces the proliferation of utopian societies–and some demonic leaders–in Canada’s most experimental province. REVIEW: The Promise of Paradise: Utopian… FULL STORY

Abenaki Daring

“His seeking to pass literacy’s promise on to the next generation in his home community so they might dare literacy’s… FULL STORY

Ormsby #130 Making Room

“Vancouver feminism liberated us from more than lipstick and foundation garments,” says reviewer Phyllis Reeve, responding to a new, retrospective… FULL STORY

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