News & Events
April 21, 2009
Did you miss Elise Partridge while she was on tour with the BC Book Prizes? Well good news! Elise Partridge and David O Meara will be celebrating National Poetry Month at the Robson Reading Series. Join them at 7:00pm at the UBC Bookstore Library Robson Square (800 Robson Street) on Thursday April 23, 2009. More details on the Robson Reading Series here.
April 21, 2009
The BC Book Prize Soirée served as an evening kick off to BC Book and Magazine Week. There are lots of author events going on around the province, including Magazine Cabarets and Literary Tours.
Check out the BC Book and Magazine Week blog for all event listings. The Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prize Gala on April 25th is the official finish to BC Book and Magazine Week. Hope to see you at one of the many great events around BC!
April 19, 2009
A Verse Map of Vancouver, published by Anvil Press, will be having a free, public launch this Tuesday. Ninety-two poets have contributed to this beautiful full-colour anthology edited by George McWhirter, Vancouver’s Inaugural Poet Laureate.
The event will take place Tuesday April 21, 2009 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the Alice MacKay Room at VPL’s Central Library Branch at 350 West Georgia Street.
Vancouver’s Poet Laureate holds a two-year honourary position administered by a partnership of the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Public Library and the Vancouver International Writers Festival. The position is funded by a generous donation by Dr. Yosef Wosk and held by the Vancouver Foundation. A new Laureate will be announced this spring.
April 14, 2009
The North Shore Writers Festival 2009 occurs during BC Book and Magazine Week with free readings by Canadian authors. The tenth annual festival includes readings by Steven Galloway, whose novel The Cellist of Sarajevo, is shortlisted for this year’s Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Steven will be at the West Vancouver Memorial Library on Monday, April 20th at 7:00pm.
And if that wasn’t enough to delight you, Mary Novik, winner of the 2008 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, is the North Shore Writers Festival “Writer in Residence”. Visit the North Shore Writers Festival website for more information on booking a consultation with Mary and the other readings and events taking place.
April 13, 2009
On Sunday, April 19th, 2009, Join Margaret Horsfield as she talks to the Friends of the Archives at the BC Archives in Victoria. The lecture will feature the results of research done in the B.C. Archives (particularly the Dawley papers) and at Mount Angel Abbey in Oregon - all of which resulted in Voices from the Sound: Chronicles of the Clayoquot Sound and Tofino 1899–1929 which has been nominated for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize. Visit the Friends of the Archives upcoming events page for more info.
April 13, 2009
Spring Book Hatching 2009 is an afternoon of brand new book introductions by BC authors and illustrators. Hosted by CWILL (Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC), and supported by the BC Coalition for School Libraries, Kidsbooks, and the Vancouver Public Library, there will be activities, tons of prizes and the chance to meet your favourite BC author or illustrator. Admission is free! Visit the CWILL blog for more info!
When: May 2, 2009 1-3 p.m.
Where: Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch
Alice MacKay Room
Lower Level Central Library
350 West Georgia Street
April 13, 2009
A Book Launch of Orca Book authors will be held at Kids Books on Broadway Thursday, April 16, 7:00. Authors launching their new books are Caroline Adderson (winner of the 2004 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize), K.L. Denman, Christy Goerzen, Melanie Jackson, Diane Tullson, and James Heneghan. James, who was shortlisted for the 2007 Sheila Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, will be launching Bank Job which he co-wrote with Norma Charles, shortlisted for the 2002 Sheila Egoff Prize.
April 06, 2009
Three BC Book Prize-nominated poets — George Stanley, Nilofar Shidmehr, and Daphne Marlatt — have accepted an invitation from writer-in-residence John Asfour to read at Historic Joy Kogawa House on Monday, April 20, as part of BC Book and Magazine Week.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Monday, April 20
Place: Historic Joy Kogawa House, 1450 West 64th Avenue, Vancouver
Cost: By donation
March 30, 2009
Andrew Nikiforuk, author of Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent, shortlisted for the BC Booksellers Choice Award in Honour of Bill Duthie, is currently on tour.
He is in Seattle, WA on Monday, Portland, OR on Tuesday, and Bellingham, WA on Wednesday. Visit D&M Events for more details.
March 25, 2009
Please join the Robson Reading Series this Thursday when local novelists Lee Henderson and Andreas Schroeder read from their latest work, both finalists for The BC Book Prizes Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.
Lee and Andreas will be reading on Thursday, March 26, 2009, at 7 p.m. at the UBC Library/Bookstore at Robson Square (plaza level). Admission is free, coffee and tea will be served, and the audience will have an opportunity to ask the authors questions about their books and writing following the reading.
The Robson Reading Series is a free, multi-genre reading series that features some of the finest writers from Canada and abroad. Events are organized by the UBC Library and the UBC Bookstore, and sponsored in part by the Canada Council. For a list of upcoming events, visit Robson Reading Series or Robson Square Author Events.
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