literary

UPDATE: Deadline extended for annual writing competition

Email entry format makes Victoria Writer’s Society contest perfect for the times

 

Retired Victoria record store owner pens a poem for these ‘strange times’

Joey Scarfone offers his creative commentary on the scenario wrought by a pandemic

  • Mar 24, 2020

 

Vic High alumni named Victoria’s new Youth Poet Laureate

Neko Smart, the founder and coach of the Vic High slam poetry team, will serve a one-year term

 

Winners announced for inaugural Victoria Arts Council/Monday poetry contest

More than 100 entries received in five categories

  • Jan 17, 2020

Calling all poets! Monday and the Victoria Arts Council seek your finest verse

Inaugural poetry contest offers prizes and publication for winners, entry deadline Nov. 30

City of Victoria seeks next Youth Poet Laureate

Nominations for the 2020 position close on Oct. 29

Persons Day to be marked with literary readings in Sidney

Peninsula authors to read from their new books relating to women and courageous journeys, Oct. 18

Saanich orca activist, roving journalist publishes children’s book

Mark Leiren-Young’s new title gives kids an ‘introduction to the orca-verse’

Victoria Festival of Authors: celebrating the art of writing

Five-day event Oct. 2-6 features readings, workshops and more from decorated literary talents

Super 30 story inspiring thousands in India

Mathematics teacher Anand Kumar, Dr. Biju Mathew, spoke in Maple Ridge

Canadian author Graeme Gibson, partner of Margaret Atwood, dies at age 85

Gibson remembered for putting his words into action for both cultural and environmental causes

Learn from the experts: Victoria Festival of Authors assembling stellar guest list

Workshops, panels provide story ideas, strategies and insights for all levels of writer, Oct. 2-6

Margaret Atwood talks Handmaid’s Tale sequel at UVic

Sold-out Sept. 27 event illustrates iconic Canadian author’s popularity in literary haven of Victoria

  • Aug 20, 2019

Racing biography of Victoria’s Billy Foster leads to exploration of local auto racing scene

Portland author Bob Kehoe fascinated with the depth of the city’s high-level racing connections

Speaking out: Pride in the Word a major part of Pride Week

Billeh Nickerson returns to host an all-new group of writers for popular literary event

  • Jun 22, 2019

Award-winning actress presents latest novel in Victoria

Meg Tilly among authors to introduce new books at Bolen’s in June

  • Jun 3, 2019

Hear details about The Handmaid’s Tale sequel – from the source

Margaret Atwood speaks at UVic this fall about The Testaments, 34 years after best-seller’s release

Put your love of reading to good use June 1

Bolen Books hosting Summer Readathon to help the Victoria Literacy Connection

You’ll want to Rush right out and grab a copy of this book

Bassist and band co-founder Geddy Lee in spotlight during May 22 book signing at Bolen’s

UVic receives personal and literary archives of renowned journalist

Edith Iglauer was ‘something like a meteor that flew across the sky’