A warm congratulations to Barbara MacPherson, who took home the Second Prize at the BCGS Family History Book Award. # 1 2 B C B E S T S E L L E R O F 2 0 1 7 The romantic backwoods landscape known as the North Bonaparte, stretches east from 70 Mile House […]
Barbara MacPherson, author of “The Land on Which We Live,” wins Second Prize BCGS Family History Book Award
Call for book two in the Refugium Trilogy Working title: Poems for the Watershed Caitlin Press is currently accepting submissions from across Canada and beyond for an anthology of poems that explores our impact and reliance on the watershed. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018. A watershed is an area where water — the […]
We are deeply saddened to hear the news of David Chuenyan Lai’s passing this June, 2018. Author of Great Fortune Dream: The Struggles and Triumphs of Chinese Settlers in Canada, 1858-1966, David taught in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria for thirty-five years and retired in 2003 as a professor emeritus. His major […]
Fernie, a small community located in BC’s Kootenay region, entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride—it emerged five years later having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear their community apart. Just over a hundred years later, Wayne Norton chronicles the trials and tribulations […]
“North of Familiar” wins Bronze IPPY Award; also a finalist for 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Congratulations to Terry Milos, author of North of Familiar: A Woman’s Story of Homesteading and Adventure in the Canadian Wilderness for her recent award accomplishments and overall success. North of Familiar tied for the Bronze in the Independent Publisher Book Awards‘ Canada-West – Best Regional Non-Fiction category alongside The Chocolate Pilgrim: A Journey to Self-discovery & Transformation […]
Jay Sherwood’s “Ootsa Lake Odyssey” wins 2018 Jeanne Clarke Memorial Local History Publication Award
Congratulations to prolific author Jay Sherwood for winning the 2018 Jeanne Clarke Memorial Local History Publication Award for his book, Ootsa Lake Odyssey. Sherwood’s book is an in-depth look at George and Else Seel, who lived at Ootsa Lake through the prosperity of the late 1920s; subsisted during the Depression of the 1930s; and experienced a rejuvenation […]
At the age of 84, author Jack Boudreau has passed away, leaving behind a long legacy of cherished books of personal and BC history. Jack devoted his professional life to British Columbia’s forest industry working as a licensed scaler, industrial first-aid attendant and forest fire fighter mostly with the Ministry of Forests. Jack had always […]
Cobourg, ON – Joy Kogawa, a decorated author, will be guest speaker on May 9, 2018 at the Canadian Federation of University Women – Northumberland’s scholarship fundraising luncheon. Kogawa will be talking about her spiritual journey that is personal and communal.Best known for Obasan, a semi-autobiographical novel which won numerous awards, Kogawa has recently published […]
We are saddened to hear the news of the passing of Doris Lee near the end of December 2017. Author of Ever-Changing Sky, Doris C. Lee was a twenty-four-year-old schoolteacher from Northern California when she moved to the Cariboo in central British Columbia to become a rancher in 1950. New to the challenges of country life, […]
The Dirty Knees of Prayer Wins Second Place in 4th Annual Fred Cogswell Award For Excellence In Poetry
Fred Cogswell mentored Candice James, the New Westminster poet laureate and a founding member of RCLAS. He spent his last years in New Westminster, writing his last books here. The award is intended to honour his dedication both to the craft of poetry and to the poets themselves; may we continue to nurture each other […]
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