Journalist and Author Amy Goodman Coming to Selkirk College Mir Lecture Series

Selkirk College’s Mir Centre for Peace Lecture series welcomes award winning alternative investigative journalist Amy Goodman to Castlegar this spring. Goodman is the host of Democracy Now, an independent global news program. Tickets for the Saturday, April 8 event held at the Brilliant Cultural Centre in Castlegar go on sale February 1. Tickets are $25 … Continue reading Journalist and Author Amy Goodman Coming to Selkirk College Mir Lecture Series

25 Great Books by Refugees in America

"Through the 20th century and into this one, those fleeing political persecution or war have produced important works that we think of now as at least partly American, from fiction about the harrowing experiences of exile and dislocation to political treatises by thinkers who want to understand why their homelands fell apart. This is a … Continue reading 25 Great Books by Refugees in America

This 4-Year-Old Girl Has Read More Than 1,000 Books

"By four, she’d conquered her thousandth, scoring her an invite to her “most favorite, favorite, favorite library in the whole wide world”—the Library of Congress, naturally. The visit was courtesy of Dr. Carla Hayden, both the first African American and the first woman to serve as the Librarian of Congress." Link to full article here: … Continue reading This 4-Year-Old Girl Has Read More Than 1,000 Books

Black Bear Review : Issue #1

Black Bear Review : Unpredictable Literature from the West Kootenays "One of the best parts about starting a literary magazine is figuring out what to call it. What’s in a name? For some, it’s a label, an identity, a compass of sorts. For others, it’s arbitrary, or an expectation to subvert. For us, it was … Continue reading Black Bear Review : Issue #1