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August 31, 2010

Poetry In Transit 2010

The 2010 Poetry In Transit project has been announced. Of the poets included, several have been nominated for a BC Book Prize. Notably, two books were shortlisted (and one won) the 2010 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. We’re very proud to see Fred Wah and Miranda Pearson included in this year’s Poetry In Transit project.

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July 20, 2010

The Word on the Street Vancouver

The Word on the Street Vancouver takes place the last Sunday in September (Sept.26) at Library Square & CBC Plaza in downtown Vancouver.

WOTS Vancouver has a Twitter and blog where we are getting frequent updates and teasers about the authors appearing at the Festival. Don’t miss out on this great FREE family event on Sunday, September 26, 2010.

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July 15, 2010

Congratulations Andrew Nikiforuk

Andrew Nikiforuk is The Tyee’s First Writer in Residence. Andrew was nominated for the BC Book Prizes in 2009 for his book, Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent. He has a unique voice and keen eye when investigating and reporting on environmental issues.

The Tyee says, “In the months to come, Andrew will be writing a regular column under the heading of Energy and Equity.” Read Andrew’s inaugural piece at TheTyee.ca.

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July 15, 2010

Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

The 28th Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts takes place August 12-15, 2010 in Sechelt.

Several BC Book Prize-nominated (and winning) authors will be presenting. Don’t miss Annabel Lyon, Senator Larry Campbell, and Brian Brett among many other great BC writers. Visit the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts website for full event details.

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June 24, 2010

Book Sale at the Historic Joy Kogawa House

Boxes and boxes and BOXES of mysteries, literary fiction, and other great summer reads are available at the Historic Joy Kogawa House book sale this Sunday, June 27, 1 to 5 p.m.

Come support the writer-in-residency program ― and your reading habit. Historic Joy Kogawa House is located at 1450 West 64th Avenue in Vancouver.

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June 22, 2010

Congratulations to Chocolate Lily shortlisted authors

A number of 2010 BC Book Prize titles have been nominated for the 2010-2011 Chocolate Lily Awards. These are fabulous books and we are so happy to congratulate these authors and publishers!

  • On My Walk by Kari-Lynn Winters & illustrated by Christina Leist (Tradewind Books)
  • Bubble Homes and Fish Farts by Fiona Bayrock & illustrated by Carolyn Conahan (Charlesbridge)
  • Counting on Hope by Sylvia Olsen (Sononis)
  • The Ship of Lost Souls by Rachelle Delaney (Harper Trophy Canada)

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June 16, 2010

UBC Farm Fundraiser with Brian Brett and Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks

Join Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks and Trauma Farm author, Brian Brett for a fundraiser for UBC Farm on Wednesday, July 7, at 6:00 p.m. Brian Brett was shortlisted for three different BC Book Prizes in 2010 for Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life, and won the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award.

At the fundraiser, Brian will read from his book and respond to questions on farming issues. Mark Bomford of UBC Farm will also update guests on new developments for UBC farm. This reception will include local wines and an array of UBC Farm’s early summer bounty.

Cost: $75.00 (includes a signed copy of Trauma Farm). Proceeds of all ticket sales will be donated to UBC Farm. Pre-registration is required as space is limited; early booking is advised. Guests receive 10% off all additional merchandise purchased during the event. Visit Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks website for details on how to register.

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June 15, 2010

Writers’ Craft Fair presented by BCAMP and Suite101

Presented by the BC Association of Magazine Publishers and sponsored by Suite101.com, the Magazine Writers’ Craft Fair happens on Saturday, June 26th.

The Magazine Writers’ Craft Fair is the essential professional development event for emerging and aspiring writers who are interested in crafting their careers in magazine writing. Industry professionals share their knowledge in an intimate and interactive forum.

Saturday, June 26, 2010
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Visit www.writerscraftfair.ca for session and registration details.

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June 15, 2010

Writing Workshop with Kristin Butcher at Coho Books

Kristin Butcher will be running a free writing workshop at Coho Books in Campbell River on Saturday, June 26th. Kristin participated in the BC Book Prizes On Tour and was shortlisted for the 2010 Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. She will also be available to sign her books from 9-11am.

Coho Books says, “It will be a free seminar for aspiring authors entitled “The Truth About Writing”. The workshop will talk about critical elements of writing, editing and getting a book published.  From tips on creating a work that you will be able to sell to publishers, to avoiding the common pitfalls, this workshop will help writers reach their full potential.  There will be a Q&A period for participants to have their specific concerns addressed.”

Coho Books is strongly recommending pre-registration as space is limited. Visit http://www.cohobooks.com”>the Events Page at http://www.cohobooks.com for more information.

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June 15, 2010

Winners of the Win the Winners Contest

Thank you to everyone who entered the BC Book Prizes’ Win the Winners Contest. We had a phenomenal amount of entries and are so excited to see people supporting their local independent bookstores.

  • People’s Co-op Bookstore drew Philip Tatcher from North Vancouver
  • Book Warehouse drew Eric McNab from Vancouver
  • Bolen Books drew [winner pending]
  • Tanner’s Books drew Margaret Miller from Sidney
  • Laughing Oyster Bookstore drew Dan Kirk from Courtenay
  • Black Bond Books drew Gina Vander Eyden from New Westminster
  • Hooked on Books drew Shirley Ducharme from Penticton

Congratulations to all the winners!

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