Join authors Rosa Jordan, Matthew Hooton, Sarah N. Harvey and Mark Lavorato for an evening discussion on the art and challenges of storytelling.
The BC Book Prize shortlist was announced this morning, and we are thrilled to have three nominated titles this year. Congratulations to authors Caitlyn Vernon (Nowhere Else on Earth: Standing Tall for the Great Bear Rainforest), Karen Rivers (What is Real) and Mike Deas (Dalen and Gole: Scandal in Port Angus).
Vicki Delany (Canadian crime and mystery writer, and latest author in the Rapid Reads series) has contributed a stellar post about adult literacy and the Rapid Reads series to the Poisoned Pen Press blog. Here’s an excerpt: “Literacy (or lack thereof) is a serious problem in your country and mine. For many reasons there are adults out in the world who can’t read properly. Whether because they had undiagnosed learning disabilities at school, because English isn’t their first language, because they didn’t have teachers and parents who encouraged reading, they reached adulthood lacking what might […]
Following Canada’s withdrawal from the Kyoto Accord at the Durban Conference on Climate Change in December, Orca Book Publishers has sent a copy of Dr. Andrew Weaver’s book Generation Us—The Challenge of Global Warming to all 308 Members of Parliament.
Librarians in attendance at the recent Ontario Librarian’s Association (OLA) Superconference were in for a treat this year, as authors Eric Walters, Ted Staunton, Richard Scrimger, Sigmund Brouwer and Shane Peacock were on hand to unveil the trailer for Seven (the series).
Just start reading! Guest post by Sara Leach On October 14, 2011, I held a book launch for my new novel for 9-13 year olds, Count Me In, as part of the 10th annual Whistler Readers and Writers Festival. It was held at the Whistler Public Library. The book features Tabitha, who hikes to Lake Lovely Water with her cousins, Ashley and Cedar. Tabitha is less than thrilled about hiking, and even less excited about spending time with her cousins who seem to be set on making her life miserable. We had a great turn out, with […]