Literature

Prestigious literary magazine celebrates Canada

On Saturday, Dec. 2, literary lovers gathered at Munro’s Books to celebrate a new edition of Granta, the prestigious literary journal based out of the United Kingdom founded in 1889…

Brianna’s books: Two Roads Home by Daniel Griffin

How far would you be willing to go for a good cause? Set against the anti-logging protests of the ‘90s on Vancouver Island, author Daniel Griffin imagines a world for…

Brianna’s books: Dazzle Patterns by Alison Watt

How do you recover from a traumatic event? Can you ever go back to whom you once were? The main characters of Dazzle Patterns by Alison Watt all have to face this question in…

A look behind adventure cats Bolt and Keel

  Imagine if your pet cats were more famous and successful than you — that’s the reality for Kayleen VanderRee and Danielle Gumbley thanks to their two Instagram famous rescue cats, Bolt…

The Malahat Review turns 50

UVic alum celebrated with journal’s 200th issue The Malahat Review, a literary journal that compiles the best in Canadian poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and…

Festival of Authors impresses for second year

There’s something enchanting about the beginning of fall in this city. People still wear the optimism of summer but are propelled by the need to take in something other than…

UVic alumni take top nomination spots for Victoria Butler Book Prize

On Oct. 11, one of the best and brightest of Victoria’s literary scene will be honoured with the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize — and there’s a good chance that someone…

Victoria Festival of Authors returns for second year

The Victoria Festival of Authors will bring together writers and readers together during its second annual festival. The festival, celebrating local and national authors, runs for five days from Sept.…

Victoria legend celebrates 25 years

Old issues of classic comics in plastic sleeves—Batman, Superman, Spider-Man—are strung across the room on clotheslines, and more are displayed on the upper walls in horizontal slats. The front desk…

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