Mynett wins the Ryga Award

Geoff Mynett’s (left) deeply-researched book on a doctor who brought medical care & the first hospital to Northern B.C. in the early 1900s, has won the George Ryga Award for social awareness in literature. FULL STORY

Fellow story-tellers and friends, Sharon Thesen (left) and Janet Gallant (right).


The Wig-maker’s story

It took the powerful collaboration of two women to transform a story of abuse into a state of grace.

Janet Gallant, the wig-maker had a story to tell and poet Sharon Thesen had the creativity and sensitivity to work with her. Their resulting book of linked poems and images is a powerful survivor’s tale. FULL STORY

Oppression & resilience

Thomson’s book is a conversation between first & second generation immigrants to Canada, a decades-long argument between mother and daughter,… FULL STORY

Shadows in our sunshine

Howard White’s Here on the Coast: Reflections from the Rainbelt culminates with a sketch about Hubert Evans, who lived in Robert’s Creek.

Having my baby

In a new graphic novel, Myriam Steinberg shares her tumultuous and at times heart-breaking journey through several miscarriages to at last… FULL STORY

CanLit does YiddishLit

A small loosely-knit group, the Vancouver School of Yiddish translators has come together to remedy the loss of their culture’s… FULL STORY

Adventure travel, 1950s-style

Renate Belcyzk and Sigrid Hirte’s advice for a successful trip: be positive, keep an open heart and take a chance.

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