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Residential school memoir receives book award for social awareness
Chief Bev Sellars won the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness for her book, "They Called Me Number One".
May 3rd, 2014
Olivia Chow to speak in Vancouver about life, loss, faith and art
"In Chinese languages there is no past or future tense, just a sort of infinite tense. Jack is now part of that infinite tense. But I live in the present tense.”
Feb 3rd, 2014
Michael Moore to speak at Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival
The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival will present Academy Award-winning filmmaker and writer Michael Moore to Vancouver audiences on Sept. 18, 2011. In his only scheduled...
Aug 23rd, 2011
Gloria Steinem at 77: Reflecting, with a memoir in the works and a new documentary on her life
The "goddess of the feminist movement" takes time to reflect on a life of activism.
Aug 14th, 2011
How a second childhood changed Rupinder Gill's life
Indo-Canadian humorist writer Rupinder Gill's debut book, On the Outside Looking Indian, is a light-hearted and often self-deprecating memoir that weaves anecdotes of her unique childhood...
Apr 7th, 2011
Next of kin
When I get to Intensive Care, I find Pat wired to several machines that beep softly. The nurse, Dave, asks if I am her closest living relative. I have to think a moment. I suppose I am.
Jun 30th, 2010
On not being Southern
I was determined to become a Yankee, and fixed my gaze steadily to the North—Chicago was about as far north as I could imagine at first, but as I learned more about geography, I found out there was al
Jun 16th, 2010