111 West Coast Literary Portraits – Nanaimo Launch & Show

Join us at the Nanaimo Museum on Saturday, November 24, 2012, from 1:00-3:00 pm as we celebrate the Nanaimo launch and accompanying photography exhibit for 111 West Coast Literary Portraits, released last month by Mother Tongue Publishing.

Photos by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright. Text by BC authors. Introduction by Alan Twigg.

This exquisitely designed book features rare black and white portraits of emerging, mid-career and well-known writers who have lived in British Columbia, accompanied by excerpts of their writing. There has never been a book like this before, and there will probably never be another like it in the future. This book is truly a landmark in BC publishing history!

A selection of the 111 portraits will remain on display in the lobby of the Nanaimo Museum until January 31, 2013.

Authors from the book who will be reading/speaking at the Nanaimo celebration include: Katherine Gordon, Kim Goldberg, George Szanto, and Tim Lander, along with publisher Mona Fertig and photographer Barry Peterson.

“When it comes to West Coast writing and publishing, we have gone from famine to feast in less than a lifetime. This unprecedented array of portraits celebrates the feast. Barry Peterson’s approach is consistently non-pretentious, attempting to serve both the public and subject, in an honest fashion.” –Alan Twigg, publisher, BC BookWorld 

Writers in the book:

Caroline Adderson, Taiaiake Alfred, Colin Angus, Julie Angus, Chris Arnett, Joanne Arnott, Jean Barman, Gurjinder Basran, Joanne Bealy, Thomas R. Berger, bill bissett, Arthur Black, Robin Blaser, George Bowering, Marilyn Bowering, Kate Braid, Brian Brett, Barry Broadfoot, Anne Cameron, Trevor Carolan, Norma Charles, Jim Christy, Marie Clements, Wayde Compton, Claudia Cornwall, Lorna Crozier, William Deverell, Hadani Ditmars, Phinder Dulai, Marilyn Dumont, Daniela Elza, M.A.C. Farrant, Mona Fertig, George Fetherling, Patrick Friesen, Maxine Gadd, Charlotte Gill, Terry Glavin, Kim Goldberg, Katherine Gordon, Shirley Graham, R.W.Gray, Amanda Hale, Keith Harrison, Diana Hayes, Robert Hilles, Jack Hodgins, Pauline Holdstock, Irene Howard, Edith Iglauer, Rick James, Sandi Johnson, Eve Joseph, Des Kennedy, W.P. Kinsella, Theresa Kishkan, Joy Kogawa, Larissa Lai, Tim Lander, Patrick Lane, Evelyn Lau, Peter Levitt, Pearl Luke, Derek Lundy, Vera Manuel, Daphne Marlatt, George McWhirter, Roy Miki, Alice Munro, Sheila Munro, Susan Musgrave, Peter Newman, Eric Nicol, Bud Osborn, Kathy Page, P.K. Page, Morris Panych, John Pass, Stan Persky, Al Purdy, Meredith Quartermain, Jamie Reid, Stephen Reid, Bill Richardson, Lisa Robertson, Ajmer Rode, Linda Rogers, Joe Rosenblatt, Jane Rule, Mairuth Sarsfield, Andreas Schroeder, Gregory Scofield, Goh Poh Seng, Doris Shadbolt, George Stanley, Robert Strandquist, Peter Such, George Szanto, Timothy Taylor, Sharon Thesen, Peter Trower, Alan Twigg, Fred Wah, Betsy Warland, David Watmough, Phyllis Webb, Evelyn C. White, Howard White, Paula Wild, Rita Wong, Caroline Woodward, Ronald Wright, Rachel Wyatt, Max Wyman, Patricia Young.

For more information or to order, visit the Mother Tongue Publishing website.

About Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is an award-winning poet and journalist and the author of 7 books. Latest titles: UNDETECTABLE (her Hep C journey in haibun), RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and RIDE BACKWARDS ON DRAGON: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa. She lives in Nanaimo, BC. Contact: goldberg@ncf.ca
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