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Red Tower Bookworks is launching Poems for an Oil-Free Coast, a collection of poems and prose with themes that parallel the people and environment of B.C.‘s central and north coast by Yvonne Blomer, Kim Goldberg, Jeanne Iribarne, Christine Lowther, Garry Thomas Morse, Patrick Pilarski, Steven Noyes, Eden Robinson and Alison Watt. (The same works are included in the art book Canada’s Raincoast At Risk: Art for an Oil-Free Coast, published by Raincoast Conservation Foundation and available in November 2012.)
On Friday, September 21, 2012, as many of the writers/poets as possible, plus others short-listed for inclusion in the book, will read from their work at Moka House in Victoria, BC.
The holiday season is upon us, and perhaps you are considering giving the gift of a good book! Here are the most lovely and readable and immediately compelling books we have produced recently to help you in your quest. Order soon to have them delivered in the next couple of weeks! (And did you know that ours come nicely packaged?)Tuesday December 3, 2013 in Meta-Talon
by Chloë Filson
In a recent Meta-Talon article, “Reflections on Regionalism,” Megan Jones referred to the “quietly profound writers that dwell in far-off corners and dense urban hotbeds of this vast country.” This description points to one of the most important – or at least one of the most critically discussed – tensions in Canadian literature: urban vs. rural.Thursday November 28, 2013 in Meta-Talon
Tuesday November 26, 2013 in Meta-Talon
“With this magazine cover, I know it’s only a prototype, but with this cover, we decided to concentrate on the mole. This may look to you and me like an ordinary, and might I add rather famous, mole on a human face. Yet if we were to make that assumption, we would both be making a rather naive supposition.”
Candy blinked and stifled a yawn.
“Because,” roared F with wild eyes, nearly startling Candy out of her seat, “the mole is not a real mole at all!”
“Okay, Doc, I believe you. Just chill, okay.”
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