29 March 2011

BC Book Prizes On Tour

BC Book Prize finalists are On Tour around Northern BC  with FREE public readings at bookstores and libraries.

 Authors touring Northern British Columbia are:

 •    Stephen Collis, On the Material, shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize
 •    Gary Kent, Fishing with Gubby, shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award
 •    Gina McMurchy-Barber, Free as a Bird, shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

 BC book lovers are invited to meet these award-nominated authors and purchase signed books at these free public events:

 Northern Tour

 Thursday, April 7 | TERRACE
 7:00 pm | Terrace Public Library | 4610 Park Avenue

 Friday, April 8 | PRINCE RUPERT
 7:00 pm | Museum of Northern BC | 100-1 Avenue West

 Saturday, April 9 | PRINCE GEORGE
 6:00 pm | Books & Company | 1685-3rd Avenue

 Monday, April 11 | QUESNEL
 6:30 pm | CRD Library, Quesnel Branch | 101-410 Kinchant Street

 Tuesday, April 12 | SMITHERS
 7:00 pm | Smithers Public Library | 3817 Alfred Avenue

 Wednesday, April 13 | KITIMAT
 7:00 pm | Kitimat Public Library | 940 Wakashan Avenue

09 March 2011

Ken Belford's Decompositions short-listed for the 2011 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

07 March 2011

Upcoming readings/events:

Thursday March 10
Caroline Adderson, novelist & short story writer
11:30 – 1:00    UNBC Rm 7-212

Monday March 14
Michael V. Smith, poet, novelist, and film-maker
8:00   UNBC Rm 7-158

Monday March 21
Tim Lilburn (ecopoet) and Sarah deLeeuw (PG poet, fiction and nonfiction writer)
7:30   UNBC Rm 7-158

Monday April 4
Nikki Reimer, poet
8:00 UNBC Rm 7-158

01 March 2011

Fabulous set of readings

Kelly Writers House, Philadelphia

Link: North of Invention: A Canadian Poetry Festival

Al Rempel's Poem in Transit

See the poem here.

Poetry Award Shortlist

Cheers! PG poet Jeremy Stewart has been nominated (for the second time) for the The Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry.