Naqvi makes her debut

“Winner of the 2021 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, Zehra Naqvi (left), is set to release her debut collection of poems and prose inspired by personal memory, family history and Quaranic traditions.FULL STORY


From Winnie to Ollie

December 01st, 2016

Like many classics for young readers–Winnie the Pooh books, example–Paymaneh Ritchie’s My Name is Oliver, (Tellwell Publishing 2016 $6.99) was written by a parent to entertain their own child. Told from the perspective of a lovable but depressive six-year-old Beagel-Springer Spaniel who was adopted from the SPCA, this children’s book delves into mental health issues that include separation anxiety, allergies, anxiety and depression. Ritchie’s aim is to create a light-hearted story that will enable the reader to discuss tolerance, acceptance and unconditional love with children. A portion of the proceeds will go to the BC SPCA and the Beagle Freedom Project.


Inlet Theatre in Port Moody. December 4th.

For more information, visit:

My Name is Oliver (Victoria: Tellwell Publishing, 2016).

E-book ISBN:978-1-77302-425-7
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-77302-251-2
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-77302-250-5

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