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Politics, crime, culture, poetry — Writers Fest has something for everyone

thestarphoenix.com — American politics, a legendary Canadian anthropologist and some of today's best mystery and crime writers - the 2016 Vancouver Writers Fest has all that and more. More than 85 events will take place on Granville Island Oct. 17 to 23, including solo talks, group and one-on-one interviews, and panel discussions with more than 100 noted [...]

Politics, crime, culture, poetry - Writers Fest has something for everyone

vancouversun.com — American politics, a legendary Canadian anthropologist and some of today's best mystery and crime writers - the 2016 Vancouver Writers Fest has all that and more. More than 85 events will take place on Granville Island Oct. 17 to 23, including solo talks, group and one-on-one interviews, and panel discussions with more than 100 noted...

Reviews: Summer reads to relax by

thestarphoenix.com — Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner Harper Collins This mystery by British journalist Susie Steiner introduces a new detective to the genre: Manon Bradshaw. She's a difficult woman, but clearly one who is brilliant when it comes to cracking a case. She's 39, single and prickly after years of failed Internet dating.

Reviews: Summer reads to relax by

vancouversun.com — Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner Harper Collins This mystery by British journalist Susie Steiner introduces a new detective to the genre: Manon Bradshaw. She's a difficult woman, but clearly one who is brilliant when it comes to cracking a case. She's 39, single and prickly after years of failed Internet dating.

Review: Challenging brain workout found in letters exchanged

vancouversun.com — Hoggwash: The Callaghan and Rosenblatt Epistolary Convergence By Barry Callaghan and Joe Rosenblatt, with an introduction by Catherine Owen Exile Editions Letter-writing has nearly become a lost art, having been superseded by email, Facebook posts and instantaneous messaging through texts and tweets. So, immersing oneself in this book offers the opportunity for a kind of time...

B.C. poets create community of support

vancouversun.com — Naomi Beth Wakan Pacific-Rim Publishers After all the Scissor Work is Done David Fraser A Housecoat Remains Tina Biello Guernica Editions Poets do much more than write poetry. They give support to other poets and offer poetry to their communities in innovative ways. These three poets have all created events and promoted poetry in their communities.

Nightfall an intelligent, gentle story

thestarphoenix.com — Richard B. Wright is that most Canadian of writer. His books are intelligent, but gentle. They remind me of Mary Lawson's books - they are filled with real people, people you miss after you turn the last page.

B.C.: 15 best books of the week, July 9

thestarphoenix.com — Peace Dancer - Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd (Harbour Publishing) Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ - Giulia Enders, Jill Enders (Greystone Books) Vancouver Tree Book: A Living City Field Guide - David Tracey (Pure Wave Media) Tuco: The Parrot, the Others, and A Scattershot World Brian Brett 9781771640633 Greystone Books Haida Gwaii: A Guide to BC's Islands of the People - Dennis Horwood (Heritage House Publishing) Walking to Camelot: A Pilgrimage through the Heart of Rural England - John A.

Best on the Shelf: 20 best books of the week for July 9

thestarphoenix.com — 1 (1) 3 wks Barkskins: A Novel Annie Proulx A novel about woodcutters in New France, by the author of The Shipping News. 2 (2) 4 wks End of Watch: A Novel Stephen King This is the third volume of a trilogy focusing on Detective Bill Hodges.

Best on the Shelf: 20 best books of the week for July 9

vancouversun.com — 1 (1) 3 wks Barkskins: A Novel Annie Proulx A novel about woodcutters in New France, by the author of The Shipping News. 2 (2) 4 wks End of Watch: A Novel Stephen King This is the third volume of a trilogy focusing on Detective Bill Hodges.
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Aug 20, 2016

RT @WoodfordCHNL: A nation cheers in venues from coast to coast. @Gord Downie waves to the crowd gets kisses from band & is helped off stag…

Aug 20, 2016

RT @WoodfordCHNL: "Thanks everybody, thanks for listening period. Have a nice life" Gord Downie leaves the stage. #HipInKingston #ThankYouGord

Aug 20, 2016

RT @VanWritersFest: The line-up of the 2016 Vancouver Writers Fest is now live! Check out @tracysherlock’s preview in the Vancouver Sun.  http://ow.ly/kRm6303pi3w 

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