BC Book Prizes

SUBMISSIONS OPEN
July 15 - December 1, 2017

Stay in Touch

Sign up for Rebus Creative's
BC Book Prize email alerts:


For Email Marketing you can trust

Thank You, Sponsors

Purchases

Gala tickets, award seals, other

BC Book Prizes
#901-207 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7
Tel (604) 687-2405
Fax (604) 687-2435
info@bcbookprizes.ca

Events

Tour: Northern Leg

Event Date(s)

April 13-18, 2008

Location

Terrace, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Smithers, Prince George, Vanderhoof

Event Description

toursignonly1.indd

BC Book Prizes On Tour presented by Rio Tinto Alcan

A BC150 Event

Four shortlisted authors will hit the road On Tour, with FREE public readings at bookstores and libraries in Northern BC. They are:

  • Nan Gregory Pink (Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)
  • Theresa Kishkan Phantom Limb (Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize)
  • Mary Novik Conceit (Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize)
  • Kari-Lynn Winters Jeffrey and Sloth (Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)





Learn about these books and the rest of the finalists, too.

Meet the authors and get personally signed books for yourself, friends or family at the public events listed below. While On Tour, our authors will also visit select local schools, leaving behind signed copies of their books for the school libraries.

Schedule

as of March 6, 2008


Sunday, April 13 TERRACE
2:00 | Terrace Public Library | 4610 Park Avenue | 250-638-8177
Join our authors on their very first BC Book Prizes On Tour stop. Book sales by Misty River Books.

Monday, April 14 PRINCE RUPERT
7:00 pm | Prince Rupert Public Library | 101 6th Avenue West | 250-627-1345
After stops by day at Prince Rupert Secondary and Seal Cove Elementary schools, our authors will discuss their books at the public library by night. Book sales by Rainforest Books.

Tuesday, April 15 TERRACE
Students at Thornhill Elementary and Caledonia Secondary will meet our authors.

Tuesday, April 15 KITIMAT
7:00 pm | Kitimat Book Masters | 202 City Centre | 250-632-7323
With visits to Kitimat High and Kildala Elementary under their belts, our touring authors will meet audiences at Book Masters.

Wednesday, April 16 SMITHERS
Before heading to Prince George, the authors will visit students at Walnut Park Elementary and Kelly Road Secondary School.

Wednesday, April 16 PRINCE GEORGE
7:00 pm | Books and Company | 1685 3rd Avenue | 250-563-6637
With the Smithers schools done, the authors will read and sign books at this local bookstore.

Thursday, April 17 PRINCE GEORGE
The authors get to meet students at Immaculate Conception School, Beaverley Elementary, Kelly Road Secondary and Heather Park Middle School.

Friday, April 18 VANDERHOOF
Before heading to Smithers, the authors will chat with students at W.L. McLeod Elementary and Nechako Valley Secondary schools.

Friday, April 18 SMITHERS
7:00 pm | Smithers Public Library | 3817 Alfred Avenue | 250-847-3043
Be sure to meet the authors at their final public event on the Northern BC leg.


Join us On Tour: Follow the On Tour Blog

Tour: Lower Mainland Leg

Event Date(s)

April 14-23, 2008

Location

Lower Mainland

Event Description

toursignonly1.indd

BC Book Prizes On Tour presented by Rio Tinto Alcan

A BC150 Event

Four shortlisted authors will hit the road On Tour, with FREE public readings at bookstores and libraries in the Lower Mainland. They are:

  • Lisa Cinar The Day It All Blew Away (Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)
  • Robert Hiedbreder A Sea-Wishing Day(Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)
  • Shaena Lambert Radiance (Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize)
  • Gillian Wigmore Soft Geography (Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize)
  • Ruth Campbell Elf the Eagle (Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)



Learn about these books and the rest of the finalists, too.

Meet the authors and get personally signed books for yourself, friends or family at the public events listed below. While On Tour, our authors will also visit select local schools, leaving behind signed copies of their books for the school libraries.

Schedule

Monday, April 14 VANCOUVER
Robert and Lisa will visit Charles Dickens Elementary and Hastings Elementary school. Gillian and Shaena will meet students at Vancouver Technical Secondary.

Monday, April 14 VANCOUVER DOWNTOWN
7:00 pm | Vancouver Public Library (Central Branch) | 350 West Georgia Street, Alma Van Dusen Room | 604-331-3603
Meet Robert, Lisa, Gillian and Shaena at Library Square. Book sales by People’s Co-operative Bookstore.

Tuesday, April 15 NORTH VANCOUVER
Morning events for students at Boundary Elementary (Robert and Lisa) and Argyle Secondary schools (Shaena and Gillian).

Tuesday, April 15 RICHMOND
7:00 pm | Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Branch) | 100-7700 Minoru Gate | 604-231-6401
Samuel Brighouse Elementary students will meet Robert and Lisa. After meeting students at Richmond Secondary school, Gillian and Shaena will read and sign books at the Richmond Public Library.

Wednesday, April 16 MISSION
7:30 pm | Mission Library | 33247 Second Avenue | 604-826-6610

Book lovers in Mission are encouraged to visit their local library to meet Ruth and Lisa.

Thursday, April 17 VANCOUVER
Students at Grandview Elementary will meet Ruth and Lisa and Gladstone Secondary schools will meet Gillian and Shaena.

Wednesday, April 23 VANCOUVER
6:00 pm | Tillicum Elementary School | 2450 Cambridge Street | 604-713-4716

Robert will appear at The Wonder of Words


Join us On Tour: Follow the On Tour Blog

BC Book Prize Soirée

Event Date(s)

Saturday, April 19, 2008 | 7:00-9:00 pm | FREE

Location

Metropolitan Hotel, 645 Howe Street, Vancouver (downstairs, Cristal Room)

Event Description

Metropolitan HotelBook lovers are invited to the sixth annual

BC Book Prize Soirée.
Featuring live music, food by Diva at the Met, an amazing silent auction and, of course, many shortlisted authors in attendance, this free public event at the Metropolitan Hotel is a great opportunity for BC’s vibrant literary community to mix and mingle with finalists and fans alike. Proceeds raised from the silent auction
There’ll be shortlisted titles on sale too, thanks to People’s Co-operative Bookstore. Look for finalists (identified with special name badges) and be sure to ask them to sign your books.
Become a member of the West Coast Book Prize Society ($2) and be entered to win one of three great prizes drawn that evening: Two tickets to an Evening with Simon Winchester (May 30, Vancouver International Writers Festival), Two tickets to Touchstone Theatre’s “The Dissemblers” (May1-10 on Granville Island) and $50 Gift Certificate from Blackberry Books.
The BC Book Prize Soirée is doing double duty: it’s also the kick-off party for BC Book & Magazine Week. See you there!

Big thanks to the following for helping to make the BC Book Prize Soirée possible: Arsenal Pulp Press, Brindle & Glass Publishing, Douglas & McIntyre Publishing Group: Douglas & McIntyre and Greystone Books, Geist Magazine, Harbour Publishing, HarperCollins Canada, Key Porter Books, McClelland & Stewart, NeWest Press, Nightwood Editions, Oolichan Books, Orca Book Publishers, Penguin Group Canada, Random House Canada, Talonbooks, Thistledown Press and Véhicule Press.


Visit often to check out our growing list of Silent Auction items. All proceeds go to the West Coast Book Prize Society. We appreciate the support of the following donors and hope that you will come to the Soirée to bid on all this great stuff:

  • “Shine Like a Celebrity” Package: one-night in luxury king guest room at The Metropolitan Hotel with your choice of sumptuous perks
  • Fabulous books from Kate Walker and Company
  • Books, Bed and Breakfast Package from The Listel Hotel
  • Two-Night/Three-Day Stay at Baldwin House courtesy of The Land Conservancy
  • One Night at The Laurel Point Inn, Victoria
  • Two Tickets to a Vancouver Giants Game
  • Rogers’ Chocolates
  • $100 Gravity Pope Gift Certificate
  • Four Tickets to Vancouver International Children’s Festival (May 12-19)
  • Two Saturday Passes to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival
  • Signed Canucks Legends book from Raincoast Books
  • Two tickets to International Festival Tasting Room at Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival
  • Tickets to a 2008 Rumble Theatre show
  • Two Tickets to “Tuesdays with Morrie” at the Granville Island Arts Club Stage
  • Two-hour Double Kayak Rental from Ecomarine
  • 10-Ticket Package to the Vancouver Canadians
  • Tickets to a Ballet BC performance
  • Handcrafted “book box” by Kirkley Carswell Designs
  • Gift Certificate from Harry Rosen
  • One-night stay at Granville Island Hotel
  • Tickets to a “Frost/Nixon” at the Playhouse
  • $200 Chapters Indigo Gift Certificate
  • $300 course gift certificate from SFU Writing and Publishing
  • $225 gift certificate for SFU Summer Publishing Workshops
  • PuSh Festival 2009 4-show pass
  • $50 gift certificate from Vancouver Kidsbooks
  • $50 gift certificate for Sequoia Grill, Stanley Park
  • One-night stay at Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel
  • One-night stay at Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
  • Brunch at the Pan Pacific Hotel
  • Tickets to Vancouver Giants Game
  • See Seven 2008-09 theatre pass
  • Round trip flight for two Vancouver-Victoria on Helijet Airways
  • $100 gift certificate for Herons Restaurant at Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
  • Two tickets to 12th Annual Spring Tasting at Liberty Wine Merchants
  • 10-ticket package to Vancity Theatre
  • $50 gift certificate at Circle Craft Gallery Shop
  • $50 gift certficate from Book Warehouse
  • Brother colour mulit-function centre: fax, scanner and printer
  • Beautiful dragon handpuppet from BC Library Association
  • Vancouver Canucks jersey signed by Mattius Ohlund
  • One-hour editorial session with Geist magazine
  • Two gold upper level game tickets to any regular season BC Lions game
  • Pair of Bose Companion 2 multimedia speakers
  • Signature Manicure to Le Petit Spa
  • Two tickets to “1964 Tribute Show to the Beatles” May 15 at The Orpheum

Tour: Kootenays Leg

Event Date(s)

April 21-25, 2008

Location

Trail, Warfield, Nelson, Creston, Cranbrook, Castlegar

Event Description

toursignonly1.indd

BC Book Prizes On Tour presented by Rio Tinto Alcan

A BC150 Event

Four shortlisted authors will hit the road On Tour, with FREE public readings at bookstores and libraries in the Kootenays region. They are:

  • Heather Burt Adam’s Peak (Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize)
  • David Jones Baboon: A Novel (Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize)
  • Meg Tilly Porcupine (Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize)
  • Rita Wong Forage (Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize)




Learn about these books and the rest of the shortlisted titles, too.

Meet the authors and get personally signed books for yourself, friends or family at the public events listed below. While On Tour, our authors will also visit select local schools, leaving behind signed copies of their books for the school libraries.

Schedule

Monday, April 21 WARFIELD
7:00 pm | Cornerstone Cafe | 760 Schofield Hwy. | Trail Public Library: 250-364-1731
After stops in TRAIL at Glenmerry Elementary school and J. L. Crowe Secondary, our authors will discuss their books by night at this evening put on by the Trail Public Library.

Tuesday, April 22 NELSON
7:00 pm | Nelson Municipal Library | 602 Stanley Street | 250-352-6333
After visits to L.V. Rogers Secondary School and Brent Kennedy Elementary, our authors will meet book lovers at the local library. Book sales by Otter Books.

Wednesday, April 23 CRESTON
7:00 pm | Creston Public Library | 531 16th Avenue South | 250-428-4141
Students at Prince Charles Secondary and Salmo Elementary school will get the chance to meet our authors before they head to the public library that evening. Book sales by Black Bear Books.

Thursday, April 24 CRANBROOK
7:00 pm | Cranbrook Public Library | 1212 2nd Street North | 250-426-4063
The authors will meet students at Amy Woodland Elementary and Mount Baker Secondary that day. That evening, join them at their final public event on this leg. Book sales by Lotus Books.

Friday, April 25 CASTLEGAR
Authors will visit Twin Rivers Elementary this day before heading to Vancouver for the BC Book Prize Gala on the 26th.

Join us On Tour: Follow the On Tour Blog

 

Tour: Southern Leg

Event Date(s)

April 21-25, 2008

Location

Kamloops, Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna, Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton & Princeton

Event Description

toursignonly1.indd

BC Book Prizes On Tour presented by Rio Tinto Alcan

A BC150 Event

Four shortlisted authors and one shortlisted illustrator will hit the road On Tour, with FREE public readings at bookstores and libraries in Southern BC, including the Okanagan. They are:

  • Ruth Campbell and Ron Smith Elf the Eagle (Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)
  • Don Gayton Interwoven Wild: An Ecologist Loose in the Garden
    (Hubert Evans Non-fiction Prize)
  • Claire Mulligan The Reckoning of Boston Jim (Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize)
  • Arleen Paré Paper Trail (Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize)




Learn about these books and the rest of the shortlisted titles, too.

Meet the authors and get personally signed books for yourself, friends or family at the public events listed below. While On Tour, our authors will also visit select local schools, leaving behind signed copies of their books for the school libraries.

Schedule

Monday, April 21 KAMLOOPS
3:00 pm | Kamloops Public Library | 100-465 Victoria Street | 250-372-5145
Meet the authors on their first public event on the Southern Leg, fresh off readings at Kay Bingham Elementary and South Kamloops Secondary.

Tuesday, April 22 SALMON ARM
Our touring authors will meet students at South Broadview Elementary and Salmon Arm Secondary (Jackson campus).

Tuesday, April 22 VERNON
7:00 pm | Vernon Public Library | 3001 32nd Avenue | 250-542-7610
Following events at Kidston Elementary and Kalamalka Secondary schools, the authors will read and sign books at the Vernon Public Library. Book sales by Bookland.

Wednesday, April 23 KELOWNA
time tba | Kelowna Public Library | 1380 Ellis Street | 250-762-2800
Students at Ellison Elementary and Kelowna Secondary schools will get a chance to meet the authors this day, prior to this evening event for the general public. Book sales by Mosaic Books.

Thursday, April 24 OSOYOOS
The authors will meet students at Osoyoos Elementary and Osoyoos Secondary schools.

Thursday, April 24 OLIVER
7:00 pm | Oliver Public Library | 35641 – 93rd Street | 250-498-2242
With Osoyoos school visits under their belts, our authors will get to meet book lovers in Oliver at the public library.

Friday, April 25 PENTICTON & PRINCETON
The authors will meet students at Uplands Elementary, John Allisoon Elementary and Princeton Secondary before driving to Vancouver in time for the gala on Saturday.

Join us On Tour: Follow the On Tour Blog

 

BC Book Prizes AGM

Event Date(s)

Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 6:15pm

Location

Alliance for Arts & Culture
100 - 938 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC

Event Description

Everyone is invited to attend the BC Book Prizes Annual General Meeting.There will be fantastic door prizes, the 2008 Report, and the Board of Directors voting in! You must be a member to vote. Not already a member? You can become one at the door ($2 membership fee).

BC Book Prize Soirée

Event Date(s)

Saturday, April 18, 2009 | 7:00-9:00 pm | FREE

Location

Metropolitan Hotel, 645 Howe Street, Vancouver (downstairs, Cristal Room)

Event Description

Metropolitan HotelBook lovers are invited to the sixth annual

BC Book Prize Soirée.

Featuring live music, food by Diva at the Met, an amazing silent auction and, of course, many shortlisted authors in attendance, this free public event at the Metropolitan Hotel is a great opportunity for those in BC’s vibrant literary community to mix and mingle with finalists and fans alike. Proceeds raised from the silent auction will support the BC Book Prizes On Tour program which takes finalist authors to schools, libraries and bookstores around the province. BC Book Prize finalist titles, provided by People’s Co-operative Bookstore, will be available for purchase. Look for finalists (identified with special name badges) and be sure to ask them to sign your book.

The Soirée is also the official launch for BC Book & Magazine Week, a week of readings and author events in cities and towns throughout BC.
See you there!


On-Going donations of Silent Auction items

Check back frequently for updates!

 

Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala

Event Date(s)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Location

Marriott Pinnacle Hotel | Downtown Vancouver

Event Description

On Saturday, April 25, 2009, the winners of seven BC Book Prizes, as well as the recipient of The Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, will be presented before an audience of authors, publishers, media and friends. 

Emceed by Alan Twigg of BC BookWorld and featuring many well-known and beloved authors and personalities, the Gala is the province’s premier annual celebration of BC literature. British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Steven L. Point, OBC, will be in attendance to present the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.

Finalist and winning books will be available for purchase at the People’s Co-operative Bookstore booth.

Click here to purchase Gala tickets now

 

2009 Tour: Northern Leg

Event Date(s)

April 13–18, 2009

Location

Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton, Smithers, Prince George, Prince Rupert

Event Description

The BC Book Prizes On Tour will be in Northern BC from April 13–18. We will be visiting the lovely communities of Kitimat, Smithers, Hazelton, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Terrace, and possibly more.


Four shortlisted authors will be touring Northern BC:
  • Margaret Horsfield, Voices from the Sound: Chronicles of Clayoquot Sound and Tofino 1899-1929  (Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize)
  • Katarina Jovanovic, The King Has Goat Ears (Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize)
  • Elise Partridge, Chameleon Hours (Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize)
  • Robin Stevenson, A Thousand Shades of Blue (Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize)

Meet the authors at these free public events:

Tuesday, April 14  KITIMAT
7:00 pm | Book Masters | 202 City Centre | 250-632-7323

Wednesday, April 15 HAZELTON
7:00 pm | Hazelton Public Library | 4255 Government Street | 250-842-6500
co-hosted by the Storytellers’ Foundation

Thursday, April 16  PRINCE GEORGE
7:00 pm | Books and Company | 1685 3rd Avenue | 250-563-6637

Friday , April 17  TERRACE
7:00 pm | Terrace Public Library | 4610 Park Avenue | 250-638-8177

Saturday, April 18  PRINCE RUPERT
3:00 pm | Museum of Northern BC | 100 First Avenue West | 250-624-3207

Sign up for our News & Events RSS feed to stay up-to-date on tour schedules.

 

2009 Tour: Southern Leg

Event Date(s)

April 19–24, 2009

Location

Cranbrook, Trail, Warfield, Nelson, Vernon, Kelowna

Event Description

The BC Book Prizes On Tour will be in the Kootenays & Okanagan from April 19–24. We will be visiting the lovely communities of Trail, Cranbrook, Nelson, Oliver, Vernon, Kelowna, and possibly more.

  • Stephen R. Bown, Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George Vancouver (BC Booksellers’ Choice Award in Honour of Bill Duthie)
  • Karen Hofmann, Water Strider (Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize)
  • Andreas Schroeder, Renovating Heaven (Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize)
  • Rex Weyler, The Jesus Sayings: The Quest for His Authentic Message (Hubert-Evans Non-Fiction Prize)

Monday, April 20  CRANBROOK
4:00 pm | Cranbrook Public Library | 1212 2nd Street N. | 250-426-4063

Tuesday, April 21 WARFIELD
7:00 pm | Cornerstone Café | 760 Schofield Highway | 250-364-1731
organized by the Trail Public Library

Wednesday, April 22  NELSON
7:00 pm | Nelson Public Library | 602 Stanley Street | 250-352-6333

Thursday, April 23 KELOWNA
7:00 pm | Kelowna Public Library | 1380 Ellis Street | 250-762-2800

Friday, April 24 VERNON
7:00 pm | Gallery Vertigo | 1–3001–31st Street | 250-542-7610
co-hosted by the Vernon Public Library

Sign up for our News & Events RSS feed to stay up-to-date on tour schedules.

Page 1 of 9 pages  1 2 3 >  Last »

Join us Online


Browse the Archives

Tour Sponsors

BC BookWorld Bear Country Inn Black Press Central Mountain Air Columbia Basin Trust Creative BC FortisBC Hamber Foundation National Car Rental Prestige Hotels & Resorts Province of British Columbia Ramada Williams Lake Rio Tinto Alcan Shaw Communications Siesta Inn Sutton Place Hotel The Listel Hotel