Congratulations Al Rempel!

Congratulations Al Rempel!

Al Rempel is one of six poets shortlisted for the inaugural Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry for his 2013 collection, This Isn’t the Apocalypse We Hoped For. This year’s judge was George Bowering. For the full shortlist, you can check out the list we made on Order the book from your local […]

Victoria Writers Festival and “The Queer Sentence”

The Victoria Writers Festival happens November 6 – 8, in Victoria, BC. They have “oodles” of fascinating events, including readings, workshops, lectures and panels. They always come up with great ideas for panels, and this year is no different. THREE Caitlin Press authors will be reading on November 8th at The Queer Sentence: Arleen Pare, […]

Al Rempel in Translation

Al Rempel in Translation

Compare “Sometimes It’s the Birds,” from understories (Caitlin Press, 2010), with the Italian translation. You can even listen to the Italian version, read by the translator, Sandro Pecchiari. sometimes it’s the birds, sure sifting through trees like passing thoughts or singing, but spring comes more like a rattle of leaves and seeds freeze-dried on twig-ends […]

Leaving Now

GG Award Shortlist: Congratulations Arleen Paré!

We are so proud of Arleen, whose book Lake of Two Mountains (Brick Books, 2014) was just shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award! And of course when someone becomes famous, we want to say, “We knew them when …” If you’ve read Lake of Two Mountains, then you know Arleen is a brilliant poet, but […]

Bundle It!: 3 books on legendary BC Women

Brand-spankin’ new this fall is The Cougar Lady: Legendary Trapper of Sechelt Inlet. So we’re excited. So we’re in a generous mood.You love stories of BC’s eccentric and wonderful women. You think, “Summer is over. What shall I read next?” Get these three books, normally $72.85, for only $50 (plus shipping and GST).

Book Talk 1.4: Stigma, Shmigma, Accidental Reputations and More

Book Talk 1.4 is out! This is the funniest, most entertaining newsletter you have never heard of — I mean ever heard of. If you want to get these once a month in your inbox, just subscribe to our mailing list (left sidebar on the homepage). To read this snappy thing, click here.

Call for Submissions: Travelling Alone

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Caitlin Press is currently seeking submissions by women for the upcoming anthology on travelling alone. Submissions must be non-fiction, and may range from approximately 1000 to 6000 words. This anthology explores not only the broad range of experiences of women travelling alone but the concept of aloneness. From the thrill of independence […]

Fantastic short fiction this Friday

If you’re on the Sunshine Coast this weekend, come by The Gumboot Cafe on Friday night to hear these two exciting readers! Janine is having bad dreams that she must read from a cup full of gravy, and Andrea fears a heckler may attend. Would that be some supremely fantastic unprecedented literary drama, or what?

A story of truth and reconciliation — one apology, one friendship at a time

If you’re in the Courtenay, BC area, please join author Florence Kaefer on Thursday, June 19, at the Courtenay Library. Her new book, Back to the Red Road, tells the story of reconciliation between two individuals — co-author Edward Gamblin, a residential school survivor, and Florence, his former teacher. “As Edward Gamblin’s daughter, I am […]

Book Talk

Our new newsletter is called Book Talk, which we send out weekly. A tip here, a funny anecdote there, some celebration-worthy news and upcoming events, it’s a light, quick read for your Friday afternoon, a little behind-the-scenes publishing mayhem–I mean sophisticated mechanics of the well-oiled machine that is Caitlin Press. We even have reviews! This […]