literary

A poignant Pandemic Postcard Project submission has led Lesley Wright and Graham Hughes of Literacy Alberni on a new path toward anti-racism education. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

‘I am not a virus’: How one postcard sparked a Vancouver Island pushback against racism

Literacy Alberni receives $50K in funding to create web-driven system for reporting racism

 

The NerdYurt is the latest little free library in the CRD, soon to be painted by students from Ecole John Stubbs School. (Zoe Ducklow/News Staff)

Langford opens chapter on NerdYurt, Capital Region’s 450th little free library

Readers might find a new release, a literary classic or a dog-eared Harlequin.

 

Crystal Knudsen, president of Rotary Club of Port Alberni, restocks the little free library in front of Ladybird Engraving on Margaret Street. The Rotary club is working with Literacy Alberni to revive the libraries. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Port Alberni Rotary Club helps revive little libraries

“We used to have a huge warehouse space but we had to give that up before COVID.”

 

Port Alberni author Jacqueline Carmichael has written a new children’s book called “Social Distancing and the Big Slowdown.” (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Veteran Vancouver Island journalist pens pandemic tale for children

An animal cast helps children make sense of coronavirus and why they must stay at home

Port Alberni author Jacqueline Carmichael has written a new children’s book called “Social Distancing and the Big Slowdown.” (FACEBOOK PHOTO)
Authors Julie Paul, left, Susan Braley and Robin Stevenson are the category judges for this year’s Victoria Writer’s Society writing competition. The submission deadline has been extended to June 1.

Deadline extended for annual Island writing competition

Email entry format makes Victoria Writer’s Society contest perfect for the times

  • Apr 15, 2020
Authors Julie Paul, left, Susan Braley and Robin Stevenson are the category judges for this year’s Victoria Writer’s Society writing competition. The submission deadline has been extended to June 1.
Vic High alumni and coach of the Vic High Slam Poetry team, Neko Smart, is Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate. She is passionate about the power of poetry as a way for youth to tell their stories. Photo courtesy City of Victoria

Vic High alumni named Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate

Neko Smart, the founder and coach of the Vic High slam poetry team, will serve a one-year term

Vic High alumni and coach of the Vic High Slam Poetry team, Neko Smart, is Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate. She is passionate about the power of poetry as a way for youth to tell their stories. Photo courtesy City of Victoria
Victoria Arts Council executive director Kegan McFadden invites experienced and novice poets alike to enter the first-ever Monday Magazine Poetry Contest, presented and administered by the VAC. The deadline is Nov. 30 and entries are being accepted now in five distinct categories. Photo by Cory Aronec

Calling all poets; Monday and the Victoria Arts Council seek your finest verse

Inaugural poetry contest offers prizes and publication for winners, entry deadline Nov. 30

Victoria Arts Council executive director Kegan McFadden invites experienced and novice poets alike to enter the first-ever Monday Magazine Poetry Contest, presented and administered by the VAC. The deadline is Nov. 30 and entries are being accepted now in five distinct categories. Photo by Cory Aronec
Victoria Festival of Authors: celebrating the art of writing

Victoria Festival of Authors: celebrating the art of writing

Five-day event Oct. 2-6 features readings, workshops and more from decorated literary talents

Victoria Festival of Authors: celebrating the art of writing
Learn from the experts: Victoria Festival of Authors assembling stellar guest list

Learn from the experts: Victoria Festival of Authors assembling stellar guest list

Workshops, panels provide story ideas, strategies and insights for all levels of writer, Oct. 2-6

Learn from the experts: Victoria Festival of Authors assembling stellar guest list
Margaret Atwood talks Handmaid’s Tale sequel at UVic

Margaret Atwood talks Handmaid’s Tale sequel at UVic

Sold-out Sept. 27 event illustrates iconic Canadian author’s popularity in literary haven of Victoria

  • Aug 27, 2019
Margaret Atwood talks Handmaid’s Tale sequel at UVic
2019 Pride in the Word participants include (clockwise from top left) Ahmad Danny Ramadan, Ali Blythe, jaye Simpson and Robin Stevenson. (Lahl SarDyke not pictured). The annual Pride Week literary event happens July 6 at the Ambrosia Conference Centre.

Speaking out: Pride in the Word a major part of Victoria’s Pride Week

Billeh Nickerson returns to host an all-new group of writers for popular literary event

  • Jun 24, 2019
2019 Pride in the Word participants include (clockwise from top left) Ahmad Danny Ramadan, Ali Blythe, jaye Simpson and Robin Stevenson. (Lahl SarDyke not pictured). The annual Pride Week literary event happens July 6 at the Ambrosia Conference Centre.
Author and actor Meg Tilly presents her newest book, Cliff’s Edge, in a free event at Bolen Books on June 11. Photo by Don Calame

Award-winning actress presents latest novel in Victoria

Meg Tilly among authors to introduce new books at Bolen’s in June

  • Jun 8, 2019
Author and actor Meg Tilly presents her newest book, Cliff’s Edge, in a free event at Bolen Books on June 11. Photo by Don Calame
You’ll want to Rush right out and grab a copy of this book

You’ll want to Rush right out and grab a copy of this book

Bassist and band co-founder Geddy Lee in spotlight during May 22 book signing at Bolen’s

You’ll want to Rush right out and grab a copy of this book
Michael Dupuis has written two books on the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Vancouver Island author-historian continues story of historic labour strike

Michael Dupuis’s second book on the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 tells tales of average workers

Michael Dupuis has written two books on the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
The City of Victoria and Greater Victoria Public Library have announced the city’s new honourary Youth Poet Laureate, Aziza Moqia Sealey-Qaylow (left) and Poet Laureate John Barton. Courtesy City of Victoria

Victoria embraces literacy, announces new poet laureates

John Barton and Aziza Moqia Sealey-Qaylow take on respective adult and youth roles

The City of Victoria and Greater Victoria Public Library have announced the city’s new honourary Youth Poet Laureate, Aziza Moqia Sealey-Qaylow (left) and Poet Laureate John Barton. Courtesy City of Victoria
At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price

At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price

Award winning Canadian authors enjoy Vancouver Island lifestyle

  • Sep 6, 2018
At Home with Writers Esi Edugyan and Steven Price