<em>All Points West</em> on <em>Leaving Now</em>

All Points West on Leaving Now

CBC’s All Points West reviewed Arleen Paré’s latest novel, Leaving Now, calling it “an utterly compelling read… heartbreaking, lyrical and insightful.” Nikki Tate-Stratton speaks about the protagonist’s struggle with coming out and leaving her family in an era when identities like mother and lesbian seemed at odds with one another; Tate-Stratton also notes the complex portrayal of the woman’s […]

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<em>Tears of Mehndi</em> in the <em>Weekly Voice</em>

Tears of Mehndi in the Weekly Voice

“I am a woman. There are three significant stages in my life; the rest are minor details. I am born into a family I must serve unconditionally. I am obliged to marry a man I must worship unconditionally. I will give birth to sons I promise to love unconditionally.” Toronto’s Weekly Voice recently featured Raminder Sidhu’s […]

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Susan Safyan launches All Roads Lead to Wells

Susan Safyan and publisher Vici Johnstone attended the ArtsWells Festival this August to launch Susan’s history of back-to-the-landers in Wells, All Roads Lead to Wells. See below for some photos of the festivities. [nggallery id=1]

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CWILA stats

CWILA tallies up media representation of Canadian women in literature

Vancouver poet Gillian Jerome has founded a new group, Canadian Women in the Literary Arts, which tracks gender imbalance in the number of Canadian book reviews being printed by women or about women’s books. The numbers are pretty revealing.

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Dot Middlemass

Congratulations to Dot Middlemass

The Canadian Booksellers Association announced the winners of its annual Libris Awards. Our wonderful sales rep Dot Middlemass, of Ampersand Inc., received the Sales Rep of the Year award. Congratulations to Dot from all of us at Caitlin Press!

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Vancouver Launch of All Roads Lead to Wells

Join Susan Safyan at the People’s Co-Op Bookstore on Friday, July 13, 7:00 p.m., for the Vancouver launch of All Roads Lead to Wells. Light refreshments will be served. In the late 1960s and ’70s a small group of idealistic young women and men, self-described as “volunteer peasants,” moved to the tiny town of Wells in […]

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Brendan Lillis launches <em>Atlin’s Anguish</em>

Brendan Lillis launches Atlin’s Anguish

Brendan Lillis is touring the Interior with his new book–see all five locations below and catch the event nearest you! Prince George Reading at Books & Company Wednesday, June 6, at 7 pm 1685 3rd Avenue Prince George, BC 250-563-6637 Williams Lake Signing at Save-On-Foods Thursday, June 7, from 1-4 730 Oliver Street Williams Lake, BC […]

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The <em>Victoria Times Colonist</em> on <em>Leaving Now</em> and the value of small presses

The Victoria Times Colonist on Leaving Now and the value of small presses

Colin Holt of the Times Colonist reviewed Arleen Paré’s latest poetic novel, Leaving Now, and had only good things to say about Paré’s considerable talent: “Paré is a past winner of the Victoria Butler Book Prize, and it is easy to see why. She moves seamlessly between poetry and prose in the pages of Leaving Now, writing with an obvious […]

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Review of <em>The Legendary Betty Frank</em>

Review of The Legendary Betty Frank

The Legendary Betty Frank: The Cariboo’s Alpine Queen gets the BC Studies treatment in the latest issue. Says reviewer Judy Campbell: “This is Cariboo history at its grittiest, an unfiltered look into a lifestyle that is now all but lost even in Betty’s remote mountains. It is a chronicle of rural people living at the margins of mainstream […]

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Victoria Launch of Leaving Now

On Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m., join Arleen Paré as she launches her new novel, Leaving Now, at the Planet Earth Poetry Series at Moka Café. Be sure to arrive early to get a seat! In Leaving Now Arleen Paré, winner of the 2008 Victoria Book Prize, weaves fable, prose and poetics to create a rich […]

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