Regular Orca blog readers may have noticed that things look a bit different around here. More to the point: all the posts written before February 2012 are gone! But don’t worry—they’ll be back soon. In February 2012, we rebuilt the Orca blog to spruce it up and make it more friendly for those readers who visit us on mobile devices. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be reposting popular content from previous years, but if there is a specific post you’re looking for, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll make sure it gets posted.
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).