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Literary Festival Lessons on Love, Loss and Craft

Writing is a solitary occupation, so it’s no surprise writers hunger for a chance to hang out, share a glass of wine (or beer) and compare notes. As Canadian poetry icon Susan Musgrave has said, writers have been described as … Continue reading

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The Lost Kootenay Novel

“…a man in deep waters, just about to go over his head.” —Dave Margoshes, Drowning Man I believe I’ve found the ‘lost’ Kootenay novel—Dave Margoshes’ 2003 book Drowning Man. This superbly crafted work of literary fiction continually astonishes the reader with … Continue reading

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Wayman on Awards & Literary ‘Success’

This interview with Tom Wayman took place at Selkirk College, Castlegar, BC in April 2011. I post it here as part of my article The Farce of Awards. Just as an individual often passes through a period of re-examination during … Continue reading

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Literary Gift Boxes—Kootenay Style

“…as she lies there, / the way the fire waits inside the match.” —Daniel Langton, The Woman I Bed, from the New Orphic Review, Spring 2012 If the current issues of two Nelson-based literary magazines are anything to go by, literary … Continue reading

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Cell Phone Zombies Take Over

Although I can’t claim to be familiar with the works of Philip Roth, a bookseller friend of mine in Kaslo, BC, Ian Fraser, pointed out the latest instalment in Roth’s series of novels, Exit Ghost, featuring his protagonist Nathan Zuckerman. Ian … Continue reading

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