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Yesterday was BC Book Day at the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria, BC. Publishers, Members of the Legislative Assembly, and Members of Parliament gathered in the Legislature Rotunda. Talonbooks was proud to be there!
BCLegislature (@BCLegislature) April 13, 2016
If you were in the Legislature Rotunda, you might have dropped by the Talonbooks booth …
And you might have seen the Queen …
One parliamentary intern certainly enjoyed the day! @ChardayeB tweeted her glee:
BC Book Day might be the best day of the year— Chardaye B (@ChardayeB) April 13, 2016
BCLegislature</a>! Thx to <a href="https://twitter.com/UBCPress">UBCPress
Talonbooks</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/OolichanBooks">OolichanBooks #bcpoli pic.twitter.com/bnjL3LbybN
Below, the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and Madam Speaker of the BC Legislature, Linda Reid, talk about adopting Mend the Living for the BC Parliamentary Book Club.
We hope they do!
Even the Magazines Association of BC was in the house, and its Twitter feed shared a shot of Talon publisher and ABPBC president Kevin Williams accepting the BC Book Day proclamation.
— Magazines BC (@magsbc) April 13, 2016
Talonbooks</a> president Kevin Williams accepts <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BCBookDay?src=hash">#BCBookDay</a> proclaimation from <a href="https://twitter.com/jthornthwaite">jthornthwaite in BC Legislature #bcpoli pic.twitter.com/tFoPXHQguB
Hooray for BC books!
From Oral to Written is a study of Native literature published in Canada between 1980 and 2010, a catalogue of amazing books that sparked the embers of a dormant voice. Leading Aboriginal author Tomson Highway surveys the first wave of Native writers published in Canada, highlighting the most gifted authors and the best stories they have told, offering non-Native readers access to reconciliation and understanding, and at the same time engendering among Native readers pride in a stellar body of work. On Meta-Talon, read a selection from Highway’s prologue.Thursday August 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
August 12 is Buy a Quebec Book Day – and have we got books for you! Browse our list of 12 august and recently published Quebec books – any of which we would, of course, recommend. Read the list, and then get out to your local bookstore this Saturday and show la belle province some literary love!Friday June 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).Tuesday April 18, 2017 in Meta-Talon
By R. Kolewe
Inspecting Nostalgia is a new collection of poetry by R. Kolewe. This, his second collection, brings together found text and fragments of various writers’ work with scraps from his own journals.
In this third week of National Poetry Month 2017, and in advance of Kolewe’s Toronto launch on May 8, please enjoy two poems from the collection on Meta-Talon.
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.