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Reviews of an unexpected charmer, a really red wedding and a local boy who shines in a mediocre movie
Also: documentaries about Toni Morrison and the power of water and an action thriller with Gerard Butler
Aug 22nd, 2019
Upcoming Hollyhock workshop: Inhale Wilderness, Exhale Stories May 22-27
Inhale Wilderness, Exhale Stories: If you have always wanted to write, start now. You don't know what you can do until you jump in.
May 10th, 2016
Award-winning novelist Steven Galloway on magic and memories
UBC Creative Writing Associate Professor and Award-winning novelist Steven Galloway talks about his most recent book, "The Confabulist" and his writing process.
Feb 20th, 2015
The Big Swim: Book titles, covers and more big swimming
The summer’s poetry lay in deciding on a cover and title for my climate book The Big Swim while planning a new “big swim” to raise money for a climate adaptation project.
Aug 27th, 2014
Negotiating a book contract: free books and a pony
These articles on getting published are intended to encourage you with YOUR book by taking you through my ups and downs as a first time author.
Aug 21st, 2014
Publisher accepts climate book The Big Swim: Sometimes dreams really do come true
Sometimes dreams really do come true, like having New Society Publishers accept my climate book for publication. And then what?
Jul 24th, 2014
Getting my book on climate change published: Nerves in patterns on a screen
The emotional landscape of trying to get published surprised me: why was I more anxious about a publisher accepting my manuscript than about it being rejected?
Jul 16th, 2014
Powerful readings at Megaphone's "Voices From the Street" launch
Like the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood itself, the writers were multi-faceted and impossible to pigeonhole.
May 5th, 2011
Lynn Schnurnberger on life, writing, and the Best Laid Plans
It’s never too late for a fresh start, as the characters in Lynn Schnurnberger’s latest literary romp soon find out.
Mar 3rd, 2011
Award-winning authors dazzle at Writers Festival
The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival wrapped up this week, with 60 per cent of events at near capacity attendance and more than 13,000 people in the audiences over the six...
Oct 28th, 2010