Lovers and Other Shenanigans

In Des Kennedy’s new novel, a border collie called Shep maintains the bemused attachment appropriate for most human affairs.  Kennedy appears at the Denman Island Readers and Writers Festival July 19-22. REVIEW

Denman Island anarchist mag

September 18th, 2017

Hillel Wright has published the 30th anniversary issue of MiNUS TiDES international, a small literary magazine mainly from Denman and Hornby Islands. It all began in 1987 as a one-off satire of Denman’s monthly magazine, High Tides, when its editor went on holidays and temporarily halted production. “The crew, in the Denman Island anarchist spirit, just went ahead and published MiNUS TiDES!,” writes Wright. “Like minus tides in nature, we followed no predictable schedule. When we had 40 pages of good writing, we published.” The anniversary issue includes selections from previous issues such as Zella Clark’s memoir of her friendship with Canlit star, Margaret Laurence. Will there be more? “Hard to say,” he writes. “If 40 pages of good writing comes across the transom in the next 12 months – va pour ca?”

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