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Congratulations to this year’s winners!
Jeannette Armstrong will receive the $5,000 George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award at the Vancouver Public Library’s main branch on June 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. becoming the first First Nation author to receive the province’s most prestigious literary prize in the 23-year history of the event. A permanent plaque of BC marble honouring Armstrong will be installed in the library’s Woodcock Walk of Fame, and the City of Vancouver will program BC Author Appreciation Day in her honour.
On the same night, Andrew MacLeod, legislative bureau chief for The Tyee, will receive the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. The George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature is awarded annually to a BC writer who has achieved an outstanding degree of social awareness in a book published in the preceding calendar year.
Attend the Awards presentation at the Vancouver Public Library: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Alice MacKay Room of the central branch in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia. More information available here.
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.
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