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BIG call for submissions

Call for Submissions—BIG: Thoughts on a Plus-Size Life

Call for Submissions Working title: BIG: Thoughts on a Plus-Size Life Caitlin Press is seeking non-fiction submissions by women of all ages, orientations, colours, and backgrounds — including trans women and anyone who includes this identity in their personal history — for an upcoming anthology of non-fiction prose exploring the diverse ways women navigate a size-obsessed […]

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Barbara MacPherson, author of “The Land on Which We Live,” wins Second Prize BCGS Family History Book Award

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 […]

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Refugium 2

(Extended) Call for Submissions: Poems That Explore Our Impact and Reliance on the Watershed

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 has been extended to December 1, 2018. A watershed is […]

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Honouring Author David Chuenyan Lai

Honouring Author David Chuenyan Lai

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 […]

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Wayne Norton, author of “Fernie at War” wins BCHF Community History Award

Wayne Norton, author of “Fernie at War” wins BCHF Community History Award

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 […]

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“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 […]

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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 […]

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Honouring Jack Boudreau

Honouring Jack Boudreau

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 […]

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Joy Kogawa to Speak at Canadian Federation of University Women Luncheon

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 […]

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Honouring Author Doris Lee

Honouring Author Doris Lee

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, […]

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