Writing a Ukrainian saga at this time

“Diana Stevan (left) tells how the onset of the war waged in Ukraine by Russia coincided with the completion of her Ukrainian family saga and brought her closer to her ancestors.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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