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Vancouver International Writers Festival 2011

September 14th, 2011 @ 9:45am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver International Writers Festival takes place October 18th to the 23rd as professionals and amateurs in the realm of fiction and non-fiction gather at Granville Island. Anthony Doerr, Yiyun Li, Wells Tower, Marisa Silver, Paul Harding and moderator Jerry Wasserman on stage at American Splendor, on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Photo credit: Photo: Chris […]

Book: Best Day Trips from Vancouver

June 16th, 2011 @ 4:38pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I first met Jack Christie when we were on a media trip to Prince George last year and now his latest book, 52 Best Day Trips From Vancouver, has a permanent home on my desk for quick reference. Having penned the original book (of the same title) twenty years ago, local travel writer Jack issues […]

Jodi Picoult in Vancouver

February 23rd, 2011 @ 3:51pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival takes place in October however throughout the year they also organize a series of special events with internationally-acclaimed authors. Coming in March, they will be presenting bestselling author Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper, Handle with Care). Picoult will read from her new novel, Sing You Home, accompanied by […]

The Big Book Drive

February 22nd, 2011 @ 9:30am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Big Book Drive will take place this Saturday at Lansdowne Mall in Richmond. Spearheaded by an SFU Project Management team, they will be collecting book donations that will go to the Salvation Army’s Family Support Services and other literacy-related programs. Organizer Joseph Choi told me by email: “All books collected will go towards the […]

John Furlong’s Book, Win a Copy of Patriot Hearts

February 11th, 2011 @ 9:01am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, an event that has forever changed our city in many ways. We came together as a region, Province, and country, to celebrate athleticism at its best while letting our patriotism show. One man who had a major hand in making this event happen […]

Fred Herzog’s Vancouver

January 28th, 2011 @ 10:58am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Earlier this month our globetrotting friend Henry brought me a Fred Herzog book from C/O Berlin. Herzog is known for his stunning colour photographs of everyday urban life. At a time when colour photography was looked down upon as an art form or creative medium, Herzog managed to capture our city like no other. “Life […]

Voices of BC Book Giveaway

December 15th, 2010 @ 1:32pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

After discovering I had a passion for writing about local history a few years ago I began to closely follow the works of the Vancouver Archives, Chuck Davis, John Atkin, and more recently James Johnstone. Although Vancouver is only 124 years old, our region has centuries of history which is why I was pretty excited […]

Help Tell the Story of Vancouver’s History

September 27th, 2010 @ 10:23am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Chuck Davis, local historian and founder of VancouverHistory.ca has been working on a book for several years that will be called, The History of Metropolitan Vancouver. The website alone is an invaluable resource with over a century’s worth of historic moments, oddities, newspaper clippings and articles about our region. I heard this morning that due […]