Evolution of a B.C. trilogy

“Brett Grubisic’s (left) River Bend Trilogy novels are set in a fictional town on the Fraser River, based on Mission, B.C. where he grew up. Here, we learn other ways the titles are linked.” FULL STORY

Archive for October 2017

Women & the wild essentials

Taylor notes, “Cascadia…has always been considered counterculture, liberated, transgressive, rebellious, transformative.” REVIEW: Beckoned by the Sea: Women at Work on… FULL STORY

#181 Mousewoman meets Spandex

REVIEW: The Seriousness Of Play: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas by Nicola Levell London: Black Dog Publishing, 2016 £19.95 (U.K.) / 9781910433119 Reviewed… FULL STORY

Thanh & Ruurs triumph

Yasuko Thanh has won the 14th annual, $5,000, City of Victoria Butler Book Prize for Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow… FULL STORY

Beat goes on

Grammas sit in chairs and reminisce. A few of the old Beat poets are still left standing. Take, for example,… FULL STORY

The Kane scrutiny

In Victoria between April and June of 1847, the Irish-Canadian artist painted in the traditional territory of the Songhees (Lekwungen)… FULL STORY

Same old story

Only seven B.C. writers were shortlisted for major, national literary awards this fall. Only one of these was published from… FULL STORY

#177 Monumental tasks

REVIEW: Commemorating Canada: History, Heritage, and Memory, 1850s-1990s by Cecilia Morgan Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. $26.95 / 9781442610613… FULL STORY

Creedom reigns

“When I was growing up,” writes acclaimed Cree playwright Thomson Highway in his remarkable prologue to From Oral to Written:… FULL STORY

Always cry wolf

With Wolf Island, Pacific Wild founder Ian McAllister and ex-journalist Nicholas Read have again appealed to readers aged 8-14. REVIEW:… FULL STORY

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