Margaret Ormsby, catalyst & mentor

As one of Canada’s first accredited female historians, Ormsby’s first desk as a professor in 1940 was in the women’s washroom at McMaster. Now she’s the namesake for The Ormsby Review. FULL STORY

Literary Landmarks

#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, page #1607, mind 1188 Howe Street, viagra 100mg Vancouver W.P. (Bill) Kinsella lived here in a condominium… 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

#180 Rick Antonson

LOCATION: Mohamed Tahar Library, lower south east quadrant of old Timbuktu proper, Mali Part of the royalties from Rick Antonson’s… FULL STORY

#179 Katherine Gordon

LOCATION: Mt. Tarawera, north island of New Zealand, site of an 1886 volcanic eruption that buried many Maori villages. In… FULL STORY

#178 Sheila Munro

LOCATION: Munro’s Books, 1108 Government Street, Victoria In a National Geographic book called Destinations of a Lifetime (2016), Munro’s Books… FULL STORY

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