Q & A: Jónína Kirton

“Poet and author, Jónína Kirton talks about her latest book that merges memoir and poetry to tell of the effects of colonization on her Metis family and her path to healing. Read the interview here.FULL STORY




Toolbox for hope

In her third non-fiction title for younger readers ages 12 and older, Urgent Message from a Hot Planet: Navigating the… FULL STORY

The power of friendship

In Paul Headrick’s novel Losing Shepherd (Signature Editions $22.95), Canadian literary star Gordon Bridge is delighted with his celebrity, his… FULL STORY

S is for Strang

Catriona Strang’s sixth collection of poetry Unfuckable Lardass (Talonbooks $16.95) takes its title from an outrageous insult directed at the… FULL STORY

G is for Growcott

After working every morning in a Lancashire cotton mill in 19th century England, ten-year-old Jane, often exhausted, goes to school… FULL STORY

Good cop, bad cop

Disgraced ex-policewoman now working as a fitness instructor and struggling with PTSD, Sloane Donovan finds the dead body of one… FULL STORY

Nakba memoir

Born in Edmonton in 1977 to a Palestinian family living in exile from their homeland, Dr. Mowafa Househ grew up… FULL STORY

A chemical reaction

Emily Seo displays her knowledge of science and ability to clearly write about it in her debut novel for young… FULL STORY

Q is for Quintana

Christine Quintana’s new play, Clean/Espejos (2022) explores different perspectives of female solidarity, secrets and survival across two languages when two… FULL STORY

Labour wars

Historian and former union officer, Ron Verzuh shines a light on a tangled piece of B.C.’s labour and cultural history… FULL STORY

Glenn the prodigy

Vancouver’s Sarah Ellis, one of the country’s foremost writers for children has written a book about child prodigy and music… FULL STORY

C is for Croll

Jennifer Croll’s Art Boozel: Cocktails Inspired by Modern and Contemporary Artists (Chronicle Books $27.95) combines over 50 artist profiles with… FULL STORY

F is for Fisher

Having worked for many years on a biography of pioneering anthropologist Wilson Duff (1925 – 1976), Robin Fisher has now… FULL STORY

M is for McArthur

Victoria-based David McArthur, a graphic designer and creative writer started the What Does series of children’s picture books after playing… FULL STORY

W is for Wallace

In his debut novel The Little Brudders of Misericorde (Tidewater $21.95) David M. Wallace explores loss, connection and friendship. Spence’s… FULL STORY

Bad anti-drug laws

Up until the early 1950s, heroin was a legal prescription medicine in Canada used since its discovery in 1898 for… FULL STORY

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