Talonbooks celebrated International Women’s Day this week with a visit to the British Columbia Legislature on Wednesday, where members of parliament proclaimed BC Book Day and met with publishers, authors, booksellers, festival directors, and representatives from other publishing-related organizations from around the province.
Kevin, Vicki, and Spencer Williams of Talonbooks were in attendance, and Kevin in his role as president of the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia gave welcoming remarks on the role book publishers play in the province’s economy and culture.
Afterward, a number of publishers and parliamentarians sat down together to break bread – and everyone in red, for International Women’s Day!
L to R: Michelle van der Merwe, Royal BC Museum Publishing; Lana Popham, MLA Saanich South and Official Opposition Critic for Agriculture and Small Business; Linda Larson, MLA Boundary-Similkameen; Heidi Waechtler, Executive Director of the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia; The Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia; Taryn Boyd, TouchWood Editions; Katrine Conroy, MLA Kootenay West; Jackie Tegart, MLA Fraser-Nicola; The Honourable Linda Reid, Speaker of the House and MLA Richmond East. Missing: The Honourable Coralee Oakes, Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction & Minister Responsible for the Liquor Distribution Branch, MLA Cariboo North; Kevin and Spencer Williams, Talonbooks
Talonbooks gratefully acknowledges the unceded, Traditional, and Ancestral Territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including those of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, Stó꞉lō, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ First Nations, on which we are privileged to live, work, read, and write.
Talonbooks is thankful for the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.
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