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.

For new poetry fans

An interview with John Barton and Chris Hutchinson

The strangeness of kindness

It’s not a new book, and it’s not a new concept either. People have been kind to one another for as long as they have been cruel. But “The Kindness…

Success amid controversy

Joseph Boyden checked in late for his Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Toronto four years ago. When he boarded the airplane, he found himself sandwiched between two other passengers,…

WordsThaw at UVic: The Malahat’s symposium offers insight and advice to writers

Victoria’s leading literary magazine, The Malahat Review, will be hosting its second annual WordsThaw symposium on campus on Thursday, Feb. 20 to Saturday Feb. 22. The event brings together numerous…

Live together or die trying

Dear significant other, When I was about to move in with you almost a year ago, my sister warned me that things would change. I thought, she must be wrong,…

Satisfied with dissatisfaction

UVic alumna Andrea Routley’s debut collection of short stories is entertaining and deeply affecting. Her voice is contemplative, always questioning assumptions or presenting alternative ways of thinking, and it’s fairly…

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