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Holly & Jon interview: The A–Z of the Blues

INTRODUCTION: I’ve been following the music of Holly and Jon for about 10 years now, ever since being utterly gripped by Holly’s clarion voice and Jon’s pristine blues picking. In the Kootenays they’ve become something of a blues institution along … Continue reading

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Margoshes’ Wager a Novel Leap of Imagination

INTRODUCTION: This week I’m featuring an interview with novelist Dave Margoshes, whose earlier novel Drowning Man I reviewed favourably in this blog on November 17, 2014 as The Lost Kootenay Novel. (See Book Reviews thread.) This year the prolific Margoshes … Continue reading

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Dee Hobsbawn-Smith: Three Books, Many Roads

Food, big sky, horses, love, loss, redemption. How Canadian is that? To find out, check out one of the readings by Saskatchewan-based author dee Hobsbawn-Smith, who will be visiting the north Slocan Valley as part of her Western Canada tour. … Continue reading

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The Home Child Interviews

Part One: Perry Snow: INTRODUCTION Perry Snow is the son of a British Home Child, Frederick George Snow. His father was sent to Canada in 1925 by the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society at the age of 15. Fred … Continue reading

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Not Giving Up Yet: An Interview with Jennifer Yeow

INTRODUCTION: Microbiologist Jennifer Yeow of Slocan Valley Streamkeepers was among those present for a talk by retired federal fisheries biologist Otto Langer September 29 at Passmore Hall. Passmore is on the southern reach of the Slocan River on its way … Continue reading

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The Farce of Awards—Part Two

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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Wayman Gets Real: The Emptiness of Abstraction: Interview with Tom Wayman, Part Two

See my earlier post for part one of this fascinating interview with Canadian poet and author Tom Wayman. Joyce: What I find fascinating is that if you look south of the border now, you see people like Ferlinghetti, who’s still … Continue reading

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