Blood-Drenched Beard: tackling the enigmas of family lore

The small, seaside town of Garopaba has a magnetic pull for the descendants of Gauderio, a knife-wielding “gaucho” that the town murdered, according to family lore. Melding poetic language with…

Sketchbook: Camas Books

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The Warren launches monthly reading series

The Warren, UVic’s interdisciplinary journal, will be launching a monthly reading series called The Rabbit Hole. The launch, happening Thurs. Dec. 11 at the Copper Owl, will start with an open…

What I want to tell Matt Rader goes like this

Matt Rader’s debut short story collection, What I Want to Tell Goes Like This, reveals the ways in which the past continues to influence our understanding of the present through…

UVic writers inspire a new generation

UVic’s Writing Department celebrated its Annual Faculty Reading Night on September 23rd and, as always, it was a hoot.

UVic alumna publishes bold debut

At once touching and disturbing, Wallflowers spans a diverse range of narrative forms: some stories are told through letters, others are told backwards, but all maintain an elegance and precision…

Drawing inspiration from the funnies: UVic writing prof publishes new novel

UVic writing professor Lee Henderson recently finished his second full-length novel, The Road Narrows As You Go, which traces the life of a San Francisco newspaper comic strip creator, affectionately…

Infamous Yukon heist grounded in family narrative

This fall, Bard & Banker welcomes readers to join long-time Victoria-based journalist Alicia Priest at the launch of her first book, A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the…

Bill Gaston launches story collection

In the cathedral-like halls of Munro’s Books, Bill Gaston had a packed crowd laughing, awing, and booing for all the right reasons.

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