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Top Vancouver events for Nov 3 - 6
This week, South Hilll Inside Stories, An Evening with David Suzuki, and a dialogue on Building the Network are our top picks. These events deal with community and the impact we have on our...
Nov 2nd, 2011
Local authors strut their stuff at Vancouver International Writers Festival
I haven’t laughed so hard since I was at similar festivals back in Maine.
Oct 20th, 2011
Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival: books you need to read
The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival is showcasing novelists, non fiction writers and poets whose work was released in the last year. Books and authors to look out for are...
Oct 19th, 2011
Jen Sookfong Lee talks about burlesque, Asian stereotypes, and the Vancouver International Writers Festival
Vancouver-based author Jen Sookfong Lee is a lot different in person than I pictured her while reading her latest novel, The Better Mother, a romantic and sensuous story about the...
Oct 18th, 2011
Literary stars sparkle at Vancouver International Writers Festival
Progress, a family tragedy, armed resistance, the fur trade, celebrity journalism and an earthquake -- a day in the life at the Writers Festival
Oct 18th, 2011
Beauty Plus Pity: excerpt of a new novel by Kevin Chong
Who’d pick a funeral to meet your long-lost sister? A funeral or the sudden arrival of a family member—either would be shitty enough, but that morning, my head felt encased in bubble wrap, my...
Oct 14th, 2011
Eric Walters brings fun and authenticity to children's books
He's authored 70 books, translated internationally, and is one of the most prolific writers in Canada. From bullying to fast food, 9/11 terrorism to life in Africa, Walters' books tackle every...
Oct 12th, 2011
Asian, but not an Asian author
My first novel, Baroque-a-Nova, came out ten years ago. In 2001, I was turning 26 and only a year out of grad school. I had come back from to Vancouver from New York City because I didn’t...
Oct 11th, 2011
Ultimate irony: Julian Assange battles an unauthorized biography
Founder of Wikileaks initially agreed to work with ghostwriter, then backed out. And now he's mad they're publishing without his permission.
Sep 21st, 2011
BookNet Canada's August bestseller lists
This fall, everyone is picking up a book, and with good cause: The Vancouver International Writers Festival is coming up in October, so let's all help promote Canadian and international writers...
Sep 9th, 2011