R.I.P Irene Howard (1922 – 2023)

“Irene Howard (left) wrote an important bio of  the first woman to be elected to Vancouver City Council. But she is probably best known for the memoir about her immigrant mining family.FULL STORY



Literary Landmarks

#199 Richard Wagamese

LOCATION: Paul Lake, B.C. Paul Lake Provinical Park is a half-hour drive northeast of Kamloops, in the Thompson-Shuswap region While… FULL STORY

#198 Trevor Carolan

LOCATION: Chinese Benevolent Association former headquarters. 500-block Main Street, Vancouver In Return To Stillness: Twenty Years With A Tai Chi… FULL STORY

#197 Jan Peterson

LOCATION: Nanaimo Harbour Walk, Nanaimo. While industrialist Robert Dunsmuir has long been recognized as the most important figure in nineteenth… FULL STORY

#195 Jim Wong-Chu

LOCATION: 311 East 41st Avenue, Vancouver Here Jim Wong-Chu did most of his writing for Chinatown Ghosts, the first commercially… FULL STORY

#195 Madeleine Thien

LOCATION 245 East Broadway, Vancouver Before Ricepaper went digital-only in 2016, this was the main editorial address of the publication… FULL STORY

#194 Althea Moody

LOCATION: Yale Historic Site, 31187 Douglas Street, Yale The wonderful little Yale Museum is the main repository for archival materials… FULL STORY

#193 David Day

LOCATION: Rocky Point, District of Metchosin, Vancouver Island. If asked to name B.C.’s topselling authors, few would cite Toronto-based David… FULL STORY

#192 Andreas Schroeder

LOCATION: 900 Block West 7th Avenue. Long before Andreas Schroeder led Canada to adopt Public Lending Right and helped found… FULL STORY

#191 Daphne Marlatt

LOCATION: Burrard Bridge, Vancouver. Daphne Marlatt was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2006 and became the 19th recipient… FULL STORY

#190 Evelyn Lau

LOCATION: Quayside Marina, at the foot of Davie St. & Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver Evelyn Lau walks this stretch of seawall… FULL STORY

#189 Pauline Johnson

LOCATION: Pauline Johnson monument. Above Third Beach, near Stanley Park tearoom. When Canada’s most famous First Nations poet, Pauline Johnson,… FULL STORY

#188 W.P. Kinsella

LOCATION: Former residence, #1607, 1188 Howe Street, Vancouver W.P. (Bill) Kinsella lived here in a condominium in the late-1990s. His… FULL STORY

#187 Raymond Hull

LOCATION: Former site of central branch of Vancouver Public Library, Burrard Street at the corner of Robson. One of the… FULL STORY

#186 George Fetherling

LOCATION: Sylvia Hotel, 1154 Gilford Street, on English Bay near Stanley Park, Vancouver Probably the consistently best-known haunt for literary… FULL STORY

#185 Samuel Bawlf

LOCATION: Sam’s Deli, in the Belmont Building, 805 Government Street, Victoria This deli was founded by Sam Bawlf in 1972,… FULL STORY

#184 Margaret Atwood

LOCATION: 3886 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver. One of Canada’s foremost authors, Margaret Atwood lived here in 1964-1965 while working as… FULL STORY

#183 Wuitchik, Michael

LOCATION: Sumbuya, on the Sewa River, Sierra Leone DIRECTIONS: Take the main road from Freetown, through Hastings, through the market… FULL STORY

#182 Neil Sterritt

LOCATION: Temlaham Ranch, on Skeena River, near Chicago Creek, 55″ 13.5′ north and 127″ 41.5’ west From 1975 to 2009,… FULL STORY

#181 Chris Plant

LOCATION: Moha, closest community to the birthplaces of both New Catalyst and Lived Experience. DIRECTIONS: Moha had a post office… FULL STORY

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