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

Literary Landmarks

#160 Leonard N. Neufeldt

LOCATION: Yarrow Library, 4670 Community Street, Yarrow, Fraser Valley, 90 kilometres east of Vancouver, 12 miles southwest of Chilliwack. DIRECTIONS:… FULL STORY

#159 Al Neil

LOCATION: 222 East Broadway, Vancouver This was the location of The Cellar, founded in 1956, as Vancouver’s foremost jazz venue,… FULL STORY

#156 Arthur Mayse

LOCATION: 3912 S Island Highway, at Stories Beach, north of Oyster Bay, 15 minutes south of Campbell River. Veteran scribes… FULL STORY

#155 J.S. Matthews

LOCATION: 1158 Arbutus Street. Major J.S. Matthews, who was Vancouver’s foremost civic historian prior to Chuck Davis, lived at this… FULL STORY

#154 Grant Lawrence

LOCATION: Desolation Sound Marine Park, at the confluence of Malaspina Inlet and Homfray Channel, 32 km north of Powell River…. FULL STORY

#153 Tim Lander

LOCATION: The Bookstore on Bastion Street. 1 Bastion Street, Nanaimo. Long the literary hub of the province’s “hub city” of… FULL STORY

#152 Debra Komar

LOCATION: Fort Stikine, near the mouth of the Stikine River, on Etolin Island, between Prince of Wales Island to the… FULL STORY

#151 Roy Kiyooka

LOCATION: 600 Block Keefer Street. Roy Kiyooka and his then-partner Daphne Marlatt moved onto this street soon after he published… FULL STORY

#150 Rudyard Kipling

LOCATION: 339 West Pender, site of the Acland Hood Hall, aka Pender Hall, Dominion Hall and Boilermakers Hall. Perhaps the… FULL STORY

#149 Peter Johnson

LOCATION: William Head Quarantine Station, near William Head Prison, via William Head Road, (between Parry Bay and Pedder Bay, north… FULL STORY

#148 Zaccheus Jackson

LOCATION: Café Deux Soleils, 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. Here, in 2005, at this vegetarian restaurant, Zaccheus Jackson Nyce made his… FULL STORY

#147 Anosh Irani

LOCATION: 1181 Seymour Street, original site of The Arts Club. Having grown up near Kamhathipura, Bombay’s red-light district, Anosh Irani… FULL STORY

#146 Steven Hunter

LOCATION: Big Lake Ranch, 55 km. northeast of Williams Lake, on the road to Likely, on the Cariboo gold rush… FULL STORY

#145 Matti Halminen

LOCATION: The isolated village of Sointula, on Malcolm Island, is located northeast of Port McNeil, as part of Vancouver Island,… FULL STORY

#144 John Galsworthy

LOCATION: 1151 Milton Street, site of the #1 Esplanade mine, Nanaimo. It’s well-known that John Galsworthy won the Nobel Prize… FULL STORY

#143 Randy Fred

LOCATION: The Bookstore on Bastion Street, 76 Bastion Street, Nanaimo. A nephew of George Clutesi, Randy Fred of the Nuu-chah-nulth… FULL STORY

#142 Gordon Elliott

LOCATION: Simon Fraser Unversity, Burnaby. When Simon Fraser University opened in 1965, the only B.C.-born member of the English faculty… FULL STORY

#141 Ralph Edwards

LOCATION: Lonesome Lake, Atnarko Valley, 60 miles east of Bella Coola. In February of 1956, Ralph Edwards and his wife… FULL STORY

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