Probably the biggest risk in writing Weekend was using they/them pronouns for one of my characters. Read More
A book review by Katherine Fawcett
Barbara Gowdy’s new book Little Sister is a tale of psychic leap-frog that explores identity, sanity, control, and the porous relationship between mind, spirit and body. Read More
Poet Gary Geddes is giving a talk about his book Medicine Unbundled at Quest University Canada tomorrow, Wednesday September 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Read More
I am a 69 year-old retired lawyer and I am embarking on writing a memoir. I am a private person. I don’t share my innermost thoughts easily. But when writing my memoir, How Deep is the Lake: A Century at Chilliwack Lake, I find that when I open my heart, my writing comes alive. Read More
Shaw TV Sea to Sky and Stella Harvey, Festival Director, give us a look inside the treasure box of the festival’s offerings – guest author readings, craft workshops, and publisher pitch sessions!
Researching my second novel I decided I needed to experience spelunking, and specifically, being in a squeeze. Vancouver Island has the largest concentration of caves in North America. Read More
The very act of writing requires a leap of faith, a somewhat crazed belief that, with your words, you can create a story that another person—a living, breathing human being— will want to read. Read More
So far as I know, no one has unfriended me on Facebook because of something I wrote. But I have landed in some unfriendly situations because of writing, including with myself. There were times I would have unfriended myself if I could have. Read More
The first camping trip I ever did alone, at the age of 22, was probably outside the norm: I chose the high Arctic. Polar bears, pooh! I only learned later in life that camping scientists take rifles with them on the tundra.
Okay, I admit to a slight fear of polar bears. This is healthy. Read More