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BC Book Prizes
#901-207 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7
Tel (604) 687-2405
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Events

Win the Winners Bookstore Contest 2009

Event Date(s)

May 5 - June 8

Location

Bookstores around BC

Event Description

Eight BC bookstores are participating in our third annual “win the winners” contest draw.

People’s Co-op Bookstore (Vancouver)
Book Warehouse (8 locations in Greater Vancouver)
Black Bond Books (7 locations in the Fraser Valley)
Bolen Books (Victoria)
Book Masters (Kitimat)
Otter Books (Nelson)
Bookland (Vernon)
Coles - Pine Centre (Prince George)

Visit any of the listed locations and fill out a ballot to be entered in the draw for a copy of each winning title! There will be eight draws in total, one for each bookstore.

Winners Reading Event in Vancouver

Event Date(s)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 | 7:00pm

Location

Book Warehouse - Yaletown
1068 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC

Event Description

Meet Katarina Jovanovic, Daphne Marlatt, and Gabor Maté for a FREE reading event!

BC Book Prizes Online Auction

Event Date(s)

Location

http://www.bcbookprizes.ca

Event Description

THE AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED.



Thank you to everyone who placed bids. The highest bidders will be contacted via email.

Online Auction

Event Date(s)

November 26 - December 14, 2009

Location

Online

Event Description

Thank you for your generous donations and bids. The Online Auction is now over.

Internship with BC Book Prizes 2010

Event Date(s)

Late February - April

Location

Event Description

Rebus Creative is looking for a dedicated intern to plan and coordinate our Silent Auction for the BC Book Prizes’ annual Soiree taking place in early April.

This project will include contacting potential donors, renewing regular donors, updating spreadsheets, writing letters, writing descriptions for the auction packages, collecting donations and general organization and supervision of the project. The project will begin in late February and conclude two weeks after the event (or as soon as thank you letters and delivery of auction items have been completed). This is a great opportunity for a dedicated volunteer to gain valuable work experience in a friendly, rewarding and motivating work environment. A modest honorarium will be provided.

Please contact Bryan Pike at bryan[AT]rebuscreative.com

Northern Leg 2010

Event Date(s)

April 11-18, 2010

Location

Public events in Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton, Prince Rupert, Prince George, Quesnel, Smithers

Event Description

The BC Book Prizes On Tour will be in Northern BC from April 11–18. We will be visiting schools, bookstores and libraries in the lovely communities of Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton, Prince Rupert, Prince George, Quesnel, and Smithers.


Four shortlisted authors will be touring Northern BC

  • Kristin Butcher, Return to Bone Tree Hill, shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize
  • Michael Turner, 8 x 10, shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
  • Kari-Lynn Winters, On My Walk, shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Fiction Prize
  • Cathleen With, Having Faith in the Polar Girls’ Prison, shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

Meet the authors and have your books signed at these free public events:

Sunday, April 11 | TERRACE
3:00 pm | Terrace Public Library
4610 Park Avenue | 250-638-8177
booksales by Misty River Books

Monday, April 12 | KITIMAT
7:00 pm | Kitimat Public Library
940 Wakashan Avenue | 250-632-8985

Tuesday, April 13 | HAZELTON
hosted by The Storytellers’ Foundation
7:00 pm | The Learning Shop
1600 Omineca Street | 250-842-6500

Wednesday, April 14 | PRINCE RUPERT
7:00 pm | Museum of Northern BC
100 First Avenue West | 250-624-3207
booksales by the Museum of Northern BC giftshop

Thursday, April 15 | PRINCE GEORGE
7:00 pm | Books and Company
1685 – 3rd Avenue | 250-563-6637

Friday, April 16 | QUESNEL
7:00 pm | CRD Library, Quesnel Branch
101 – 410 Kinchant Street | 250-992-7912

Saturday, April 17 | SMITHERS
3:00 pm | Smithers Public Library
3817 Alfred Avenue | 250-847-3043

View the downloadable evites for each event

Southern Leg 2010

Event Date(s)

April 18-23, 2010

Location

Public events in Nelson, Rossland, Oliver, Cranbrook, and Sidney

Event Description

The BC Book Prizes On Tour will be in Southern BC from April 18–23. We will be visiting schools, bookstores and libraries in the lovely communities of Nelson, Trail, Rossland, Oliver, Creston, Ceranbrook, Grand Forks, Osoyoos and a special event in Sidney.


Two shortlisted authors will be touring Southern BC

  • Sylvia Olsen, Counting on Hope, shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize
  • Fred Wah, is a door, shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Meet the authors and have your books signed at these free public events:

Sunday, April 18 | NELSON
7:00 pm | SelfDesign High
402 Victoria Street | 250-354-1310

Monday, April 19 | ROSSLAND
7:00 pm | Café Books West
2063 Washington Street | 250-362-5333

Tuesday, April 20 | CRANBROOK
7:00 pm | Cranbrook Public Library
1212 – 2nd Street North | 250-426-4063

Wednesday, April 21 | OLIVER
7:00 pm | ORL, Oliver Branch Library
35641 – 93rd Street | 250-498-2242

Friday, April 23 | SIDNEY*
7:00 pm | Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library
10091 Resthaven Drive | 250-656-0944
*Special event in Sidney will include Vancouver Island Tour authors Fiona Bayrock and Ehor Boyanowsky.

View the downloadable evites for each event

 

Okanagan / Vancouver Island Leg 2010

Event Date(s)

April 19-23, 2010

Location

Public events in Penticton, Courtenay, Nanaimo, and Sidney.

Event Description

The BC Book Prizes On Tour will be touring the Okanagan and Vancouver Island from April 19–23. We will be visiting schools, bookstores and libraries in the lovely communities of Kelowna, Penticton, Princeton, Courenay, Nanaimo, and a special event in Sidney.


Two shortlisted authors will be touring the Okanagan and Vancouver Island:

  • Fiona Bayrock, Bubble Homes and Fish Farts, shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize
  • Ehor Boyanowsky, Savage Gods, Silver Ghosts: In the Wild with Ted Hughes, shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

Meet the authors and have your books signed at these free public events:

Monday, April 19 | PENTICTON
7:00 pm | Hooked on Books | 225 Main Street | 778-476-5621

Wednesday, April 21 | COURTENAY
7:00 pm | Courtenay Public Library | 300 – 6th Street | 250-334-3369

Thursday, April 22 | NANAIMO
7:00 pm | Bldg 305 – 4th floor Lounge | 900 Fifth Street | 250-740-6200
hosted by the Vancouver Island University Bookstore

Friday, April 23 | SIDNEY *
7:00 pm | Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library | 10091 Resthaven Drive | 250-656-0944
* Special event with the Southern BC tour authors Sylvia Olsen and Fred Wah.


View the downloadable evites for each event

Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala 2010

Event Date(s)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Location

Government House
1401 Rockland Avenue
Victoria, BC
5:00 pm

Event Description

On Saturday, April 24, 2010, 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 Shelagh Rogers of CBC Radio 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.


Please note:

  • Tickets are now sold out.
  • Doors open at 5:00 pm. All guests must be seated by 5:30 pm. Event begins at 5:45 sharp.
  • If you are travelling from out of town, book a room with the Coast Hotels, a BC Book Prizes On Tour sponsor. There is a Special BC Book Prize weekend rate for all gala attendees. You will see it automatically puts in the name of the hotel, the dates of April 23 and 24 (so you can enjoy the weekend in Victoria if you like) and the booking code of ‘BCBOOK’. The rate is $99 comfort room or $119 for superior room (water view).

Soirée 2010

Event Date(s)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Location

The Listel Hotel
Impressionist Gallery Room
1300 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC

Event Description

Raise a glass to 26 years of the best in BC writing and publishing at the 7th annual BC Book Prize Soirée.

Toast this year’s finalist authors at a free public event in the beautiful Impressionist Gallery Room at the Listel Hotel.



It’s a great opportunity for those in BC’s vibrant literary industry to mix and mingle with nominated authors while supporting the BC Book Prizes On Tour program.  Enter to win great door prizes and bid for weekend getaways, prize-winning books and many other treats in a fabulous silent auction while enjoying light refreshments provided by The Listel Hotel.

Finalist authors will sign copies of their books at the People’s Co-op Bookstore table.

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BC Book Prizes Soirée Sponsors

Arsenal Pulp Press | Caitlin Press | Harbour Publishing | HarperCollins Canada | New Star Books | The Listel Hotel | Oolichan Books | Orca Book Publishers | Penguin Group Canada | People’s Co-op Bookstore | Sono Nis Press | Talonbooks | Thistledown Press | Tradewind Books | The Writers’ Union of Canada


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