UBC’s Robson Reading Series will host Raminder Sidhu on Friday, September 28, 2012, 3.00pm at the Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC. This event is at UBC’s Point Grey campus (map below). To attend the event, please register. Sidhu’s novel, Tears of Mehndi, explores the rich, complex and often heartbreaking lives of […]
Sheila Peters will be reading from The Taste of Ashes at Breakwater Books in Powell River on Saturday, September 1 at 4:30 p.m. Books and Company has said that the novel “does not feel like a first novel. Its carefully crafted, multi-layered family narrative is complex and lyrical in a way that reveals Peters’s history as a […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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]
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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]