Victoria Book Prizes

“Maleea Acker (at left) joins four other writers shortlisted this year for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. Three writers are up for the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize. Read more here.FULL STORY



Colours due in September

July 28th, 2015

The first two poetry books by Bowen Island psychotherapist Lisa Shatzky, Do Not Call Me By My Name and Blame it on the Moon, were shortlisted for the The Gerald Lampert Poetry Award and the Acorn Plantos Award for People’s Poetry respectively. Her new release in September will be When the Colours Run (Black Moss Press 2015). Her poetry has been published in The Vancouver Review, Room Magazine, Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine, The Nashwaak Review, Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, Canadian Literature, Canadian Woman’s Studies, The Prairie Journal, Jones Av., Grain, The New Quarterly, Monday’s Poem, and in six chapbooks by Leaf Press (edited by Patrick Lane) along with anthologies across Canada and the US. Shatzky has also had prose published in Living Artfully: Reflections from the Far West Coast(Key Publishing, 2012) as well as poetry in This Island We Celebrate (Bowen Island Arts Council, 2013).

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