The Write to Read Project is an equal partnership between participating parties with a shared interest in increasing the level of literacy among aboriginal people in British Columbia, and in building cooperative relationships between urban groups and rural First Nations communities. The partners include: The Lt. Governor of British Columbia and the Government House Foundation … Continue reading Write To Read Project builds 6 libraries for First Nations in BC
Vallum Award for Poetry 2014 DEADLINE JULY 15, 2014 (postmark) 1st Prize: $750 2nd Prize: $250 + publication in Vallum
Atlantic Canada's foremost literary journal, the Fiddlehead, announced the winners of this year's prizes, and that included Myler Wilkinson's short fiction piece, The Blood of Slaves. You can see his short fiction work in the Spring 2014 issue of the Fiddlehead, available here in the Library (Castlegar). Congratulations Myler!
If you entered, or are thinking of entering any of Prism International's writing contests, take a look at the latest issue which provides the winners of their most recent non-fiction contest. Prism International is produced by the Creative Writing program at UBC.
The Luminaries is one choice for your summer reading. Here is Melodie's review: I am a sucker for gold rush stories. Always have been, always will be. Eleanor Catton's novel, The Luminaries, is set in the lesser known New Zealand goldfields, yet contains all the usual, tasty ingredients of the genre: extravagant hopefulness, dramatic … Continue reading Summer Reading: a new book review by Melodie