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


Fir Valley

Jason Turner of Vancouver is a comic book artist whose first graphic novel, Fir Valley (2017), is set in North… FULL STORY

Grub & grapes

Kimberley Veness of Adams Lake learned to love land, animals, growing food and the smell of manure on a ninety-acre… FULL STORY

Always a bridesmaid

Indefatigable author Neil McKinnon, has come close to winning three literary awards this year. His unpublished manuscript, Yoshida’s Sword, placed second… FULL STORY

Utopians R Us

Andrew Scott’s well-researched The Promise of Paradise: Utopian Communities in British Columbia (Harbour $24.95) is a revised and updated second… FULL STORY

Oghma’s In Your Face

After a severe accident caused agnosia—the inability to recognize and identify objects or persons—Emisch Oghma of Victoria began studying and… FULL STORY

It’s a Try!

Rugby was first played in Victoria, B.C. in 1877. The Rugby Union of Canada existed from 1929 to 1939. Reformed… FULL STORY

Malaysia meets Chandler

Born in Malaysia, William Tham Wai Liang published his first novel, Kings of Petalling Street (Fixi London 2017), about fate,… FULL STORY

Disgraceful deaths

Tom Sandborn’s Hell’s History: The United Steelworkers’ Fight to Prevent Workplace Deaths and Injuries from the 1992 Westray Mine Disaster… FULL STORY

Good herbs

Medical Herbalist Katolen Yardley MNIMH has published her first book, The Good Living Guide to Natural and Herbal Remedies: Simple… FULL STORY

Nilsen of Nelson

In her debut book of poems, Otolith (Goose Lane $19,95), Emily Nilsen examines the ache of nostalgia in the world’s… FULL STORY

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