27 February 2007

Book Launch

Lynda Williams launches Book #2 of her science fiction saga, entitled "Righteous Anger", at 7 p.m. March 8, in the Keith Gordon room of the Prince George Public Library's main branch. The series is a character-driven exploration of moral dilemmas arising from culture clash with special emphasis on issues of race and religion, sexual behavior and the question of whether technologically empowered groups can manage not to destroy everything worthwhile in the universe while fighting over it. Williams engages artists and fellow writers in the exploration of her Okal Rel Universe. In particular, writers interested in meeting the editor of the next Okal Rel anthology (Jennifer Sparling) or the webmaster of the "All About Amel" website who makes the decisions on purchases for illustrations (Brianna Thomas) will be on hand to explain these opportunities.

23 February 2007

Richard Wagamese reading at UNBC

Tuesday, February 27
11:30 am
Room 7-150

Richard Wagamese is a 51 year-old Ojibway from the Wabasseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario. Following a distinguished journalism career in which he became the first Native Canadian to win a National Newspaper Award for Column Writing, he moved into the realm of fiction writing.

The result was the award-winning bestseller Keeper’n Me in 1994, published by Doubleday Canada Ltd. This was followed by an anthology of his newspaper columns, The Terrible Summer in 1996 from Warwick Press and his second novel, A Quality of Light, in 1997 from Doubleday. A memoir entitled For Joshua: an Ojibway Father Teaches His Son arrived in October 2002. His third novel, Dream Wheels, was published by Doubleday in 2006 to be followed by a fourth, Ragged Company, in 2007.

Xi Guan Girls, by Graham Pearce

March 1 - 31, 2007
Art Space (Books & Co.), Prince George, BC

Artist's Reception
7 - 10 pm, March 2

22 February 2007

ink spot meridian

Catch this poetry-rich CFUR 88.7 FM radio show evering Wednesday at 6:00 hosted by Heather Larson and Justin Foster.

UNBC Aboriginal Writers and Storytellers Festival

From February 7 to 11, UNBC and Prince George hosted the 2nd Annual (we all hope anyway) AWSF. This is quickly becoming a tradition and has been received with warmth and enthusiasm by many.

This festival saw writers and storytellers spinning their craft at several locations: UNBC, Art Space, and the Friendship Centre.

Writers who came from out-of-town to speak, read, and storytell were:

Richard Van Camp

Eden Robinson

Duncan Mercredi

Joanne Arnott and Dr. Greg Sarris.

Thanks to all involved and see you next year!

Collected Sex

Here is the last call for this anthology.

For only a week or so more, considering submissions of poems for the
anthology Collected Sex (eds. Barry McKinnon + rob mclennan), out this
fall with Chaudiere Books (www.chaudierebooks.com).

its an anthology of poems based on the original "sex at 31" series started
in the 1970s by McKinnon + others. more info here:


send submissions with a bio to: rob_mclennan@hotmail.com

19 February 2007

Food for Art

A Night of Northern Creativity
presented by GAIA (UNBC's General Arts Interest Association), Cimo Mediterranean Grill, and Art Space

6:00 pm
Sunday, February 25
Art Space (above Books & Co.)

literary readings
dinner by Cimo
music and great company

$25 & a non-perishable food item

for tickets, contact GAIA at artsunbc@gmail.com

15 February 2007

Central Interiors, by Dee Horne

February 27, 2007

Local Writers Series: Dr. Dee Horne, a UNBC English professor,
who will read from her novel, Central Interiors, an historical fiction
about Barkerville that draws on history to comment on our
world today.

Dr. Horne is the editor and publisher of Scroll Press and
the editor of Scroll in Space, an international online literary
journal. Keith Gordon Room at the Bob Harkins Branch of
the Library 7:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments
will be served.

Hosted by the Friends of the Library and the Prince George Public Library

14 February 2007

new stonestone issue!


Sharon Thesen reading

Sharon Thesen
reading in Rm 1-306 CNC
7 pm, March 9th

Sharon Thesen is a poet, editor, and writer who was based in Vancouver, BC,
before coming to UBC Okanagan in 2005. She is the author of seven books of
poetry, soon to be eight with the publication of her latest book, The Good
Bacteria, in 2006 (www.anansi.ca ). Other books include a selected poems,
News & Smoke (Talon Books), and several titles from the 1980¹s and 90¹s from
Coach House Press in Toronto.

Sharon has been involved in the Canadian and
Vancouver poetry scene for many years. As an editor, she has published two
editions of The New Long Poem Anthology (the second edition with Talon
Books), a Governor-General¹s Award-winning edition of Phyllis Webb¹s poetry
(The Vision Tree), and, from 2001 to 2005, the literary and visual arts
magazine The Capilano Review. She co-edited, with Ralph Maud, a volume of
correspondence between the poet Charles Olson and the book designer Frances
Boldereff entitled Charles Olson and Frances Boldereff: A Modern
Correspondence (Wesleyan University Press).

09 February 2007

UNBC Canada Reads Campaign 2007

Help us celebrate a truly Canadian cultural event!

Canada Reads is an annual "battle of the books" which takes place on CBC radio airing the week of February 26 – March 2, 2007. Five prominent advocates defend their choice for the book that they believe all of Canada should read. This year the Geoffrey R. Weller Library is holding our own campaign. Five prominent UNBC personalities have chosen a book that they believe all of the UNBC community should read. Each reviewer has prepared an argument hoping to win you over to their chosen book. Read these persuasive reviews at http://www.library.unbc.ca/canadareads/unbcreads_main.asp.

A copy of each of these books has been placed on 1-week Reserve in the Library to give you an opportunity to read them for yourself. You will be able to vote for the book that you think all of Canada should read by visiting the library’s website, http://www.library.unbc.ca/canadareads/unbcreads_main.asp, or dropping by the Circulation desk in the library.

Voting will take place throughout the rest of the semester and the UNBC winner will be announced on April 5th. Vote now – vote often!