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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!
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.Thursday April 13, 2017 in Meta-Talon
Stephen Collis’s latest collection of poetry is nominated for the 2017 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. It rethinks the relationship between human beings and the natural world and searches for ways we can continue to resist. Today on Meta-Talon, we offer a section from “Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands,” the second long poem in Once in Blockadia.Monday April 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
For you, in solidarity, during this National Poetry Month, a poem from Jónína Kirton’s new collection.
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.