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A WRITER'S LIFE with Heige S. Boehm the author of 'Secrets in the Shadows' published by Ronsdale Press 2019, offers candid conversations with creatives that use the power of words to tell story, either through poetry, fiction, non-fiction, song or spoken word. Then there is Short Story readings, a mix of all good things written. Heige's aim is to inspire a kinder world, one story at a time. Come along and delve into a creative's life beyond the pen. www.awriterslife.co www.heigeboehm.ca
 
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If you love BC history you'll love hearing this interview with Jennifer L. Butler. Jennifer is the great-granddaughter of Mame and Duke Wastell, who bought and named Telegraph Cove in 1912. Butler's book Boom & Bust: The Resilient Women of Historic Telegraph Cove, published by TouchWood Edition truly is a treasure, and a must read. Jennifer and I s…
 
I love Barbara Black's work, and we had such a wonderful conversation. We spoke about music, puppets, favourite books and Barbara read from her book Music from a Strange Planet, a striking and genre-bending debut short story collection published by Caitlin Press, 2021. https://www.barbarablack.ca/ https://www.instagram.com/bblackwrites/ https://www…
 
Eufemia Fantetti, was a delight to talk with, and what fun we had . We spoke about life in Italy, cultural differences, and mental illness. Eufemia talked about what it was like for her to write her second book My Father, Fortune-tellers & Me: A Memoir released by Mother Tongue Publishing, in 2019. https://www.eufemiafantetti.com https://twitter.co…
 
I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Holly Anna Rose. We had a lovely conversation about writing, she spoke about her writing process, and I was amazed at her story telling skill. I have a new favourite author! If you would like a copy of her story 'The Girl of Peace' by donation, for the SPCA, please email Holly's mom. darcystottwellness@gm…
 
Last spring I spoke with Caroline Adderson, who is the author of five novels, and many books for young readers. We spoke about when she joined the youth program, Katimavik. I loved hearing about why, and how she became a writer. Caroline is the Program Director of the Writing Studio at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, which runs for five w…
 
What a fun conversation I had with Katherine Fawcett, we talked about her favourite books growing up, naturally we spoke about writing, we laughed a lot and I must say I was spellbound listening to one of her stories from her latest book of short stories ' The Swan Suit' published by Douglas and McIntyre (2020) the book is enchanting, a little wick…
 
This was an intriguing and fun interview, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was a little intimidated. Daniel Paisner is an amazing writer and a well-established Ghost writer, New York magazine once called him “the world’s most prolific ghost,” His bio reads, Daniel Paisner is a journalist, author and podcaster, with more than 70 books to his credi…
 
Heige's writing is influenced by the stories of her parents who grew up in Nazi Germany, and who at the end of the war, found themselves in East Germany. They escaped with their first two children to West Berlin in 1961, and Heige was born in Euskirchen West Germany on November 11, 1964. Ten years later the family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, w…
 
Crystal D. Mayo is a Native New Yorker, an actress and storyteller. Her repertoire of writing spans from memoirs and poetry to children’s literature. Her literary contributions have been published in the Bronx Memoir Project Volumes 3, 4, and 5 III, IV and V. She most recently performed one of her memoirs entitled, "Teaching Me A Lesson" at the Cav…
 
Heige's writing is influenced by the stories of her parents who grew up in Nazi Germany, and who at the end of the war, found themselves in East Germany. They escaped with their first two children to West Berlin in 1961, and Heige was born in Euskirchen West Germany on November 11, 1964. Ten years later the family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, w…
 
Bonnie Nish, is the Executive Director of Word Vancouver and Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society. Bonnie has a Masters in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University and a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education from UBC. Bonnie’s research interest is focused on how those recovering from trauma, specifically Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBI),…
 
David Wiseman lived and worked in Oxfordshire most of his adult life but in recent years he has spent more time in Canada and became a permanent resident there in 2016. He currently lives on the unceded territories of the Mi'kmaq people in Nova Scotia in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Lifelong interests include maps, reading, writing, travel and pho…
 
Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt, her essays and poems have appeared in Best Canadian Essays 2019 and Best Canadian Essays 2015, The New Quarterly, Grain, EVENT, Prairie Fire, Malahat Review, subTerrain, carte blanche, Antigonish Review, Room, The Masters Review Anthology X (forthcoming), Queens Quarterly (forthcoming), Syncopation Literary Journal (forthc…
 
Christina Alagaratnam is a writer from South London. She studied at the University of Westminster and graduated with a BA in English Literature & Creative Writing in 2014 and with an MA in Creative Writing the following year. Christina’s plays have been performed at the Brighton and London fringe festivals to four star reviews. She also had a perfo…
 
Bill Arnott is the bestselling author of the suspense/thriller series The Gamble Novellas, all-ages Allan’s Wishes: Illustrated Edition, poetry collection Forever Cast in Endless Time, column-series Bill Arnott’s Beat, award-winning travel memoir Gone Viking: A Travel Saga, and the travelogue sequel Gone Viking II: Beyond Boundaries. He’s been awar…
 
Claire Finlayson lives and writes on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of BC. After a 25-year career working as a jewellery designer, she now writes full time. She has been writing for as long as she can remember, as an essayist and occasionally as a journalist. Her passion is narrative non-fiction Dispatches from Ray’s Planet, A Journey through Autism,…
 
RC Weslowski is the author of My Soft Response to the Wars, his debut poetry collection with Write Bloody North Publishing. RC is also a broadcaster, a podcaster, voice actor and clown plus Co Founder and Artistic Director for Hullabaloo: BC's Youth Spoken Word Festival. RC is the 2016 recipient of the Sheri-D Wilson Golden Beret Award and former P…
 
Richard Till reads his poetry to audiences large and small at public venues in the UK, Alberta and BC. His poetry has a strong focus on nature but can veer off into pieces on social justice, war and irony. But for a few travel articles he has rarely been published but his poem The 6th of June received a $500 first prize (which came in handy at the …
 
Meaghan Marie Hackinen is a writer and ultra-endurance cyclist from British Columbia's West Coast. Her two-wheeled adventures have taken her from Haida Gwaii to Mexico’s high plateaus, across Canada and the United States, and from North Cape to Tarifa along some of Europe’s highest paved roads. Meaghan is a Trans Am Bike Race, NorthCape4000, and Pa…
 
TANYA BOTEJU is a teacher and writer living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, BC). Part-time, she teaches English to clever and sassy young people. The rest of her time, she writes and procrastinates from writing. Her novel, Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens (Simon & Schuster, 2019), was nam…
 
Meaghan Marie Hackinen is a writer and ultra-endurance cyclist from British Columbia's West Coast. Her two-wheeled adventures have taken her from Haida Gwaii to Mexico’s high plateaus, across Canada and the United States, and from North Cape to Tarifa along some of Europe’s highest paved roads. Meaghan is a Trans Am Bike Race, NorthCape4000, and Pa…
 
Born, raised, and still residing in Vancouver, Daniel Kalla spends his days––sometimes nights, working as an Emergency Department Physician at St. Paul’s Hospital for the past twenty years. He has been the Emergency Department Head since 2013. He is a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia. Daniel is the author of twelve…
 
Debbie Bateman is a graduate of The Writer's Studio and a former teaching assistant in that program. Her work has appeared in Phoebe, Qwerty, and the "Shy Anthology" published by the University of Alberta Press. Two of her stories will be included in "You Look Good for Your Age", an anthology edited by Rona Altrows, coming out from the University o…
 
Natasha J. Rosewood Before immigrating to BC from the UK, Natasha traveled and worked internationally as a flight attendant, amassing five languages and acquiring extensive metaphysical knowledge. Since 1995, Natasha has evolved from spirit healer to Corporate Energy Dynamics Consultant. Her other skills include Author, Screenwriter, Intuitive Read…
 
Rosella Leslie is an active member of BC’s writing community having served as a member and director of the Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts. She was a founding member of the Quintessential Writer’s Group and has recorded oral histories for the Sechelt Community Archives. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, incl…
 
Montana Rogers is a writer and educator. She received her undergraduate degree in Creative Writing & Literature from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, USA. After graduation, she was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English in Bulgaria and spent two years working and living in a small city in the Balkan Mountains. She graduated from Simon Fraser U…
 
Isabella Mori is a mother, grandmother, wife, friend, sister. She also writes: poetry, novels, short stories and non-fiction, and has published two books of and about poetry, A bagful of haiku – 87 imperfections, and isabella mori’s teatable book. She has published and blogged over 1,000 articles online and in traditional media, is currently workin…
 
Jenn Ashton is an award-winning author and visual artist living in North Vancouver, BC. She is the author of the prize-winning article “Siamelaht” in British Columbia History (52.4 Winter 2019) Her debut novel People Like Frank, and Other Stories from the Edge of Normal was published by Tide Water Press in 2020. Jenn is currently working on numerou…
 
Danial Neil was born in New Westminster, British Columbia and grew up in North Delta. He began writing in his teens, journaling and writing poetry. He made a decision to be a writer in 1986 and took his first creative writing course in Langley with Alive magazine editor, Rhody Lake. While working for the City of Delta, he authored the motto, Ours t…
 
Mary Duffy is a transplant from the east to the west coast of Canada where she works as a librarian. Her poetry has been published in various journals and anthologies including Quills, Leafpress, Blueprint Review, High Altitude Poetry, The Return of the Downtown Eastside Poets, The Soul of Vancouver and online at the Globe and Mail. Her poetry come…
 
Stella Harvey was born in Cairo, Egypt and moved to Calgary as a child with her family. Stella founded the Whistler Writers Group, which each year produces the Whistler Writers Festival and other literary programming under her direction. For her substantial contribution to the literary arts in Whistler, Stella won the Champion of Arts and Culture A…
 
Montana Rogers is a writer and educator. She received her undergraduate degree in Creative Writing & Literature from Wheaton College in Massachusetts, USA. After graduation, she was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach English in Bulgaria and spent two years working and living in a small city in the Balkan Mountains. She graduated from Simon Fraser U…
 
Jenn Ashton is an award-winning author and visual artist living in North Vancouver, BC. She is the author of the prize-winning article “Siamelaht” in British Columbia History (52.4 Winter 2019) Her debut novel People Like Frank, and Other Stories from the Edge of Normal was published by Tide Water Press in 2020. Jenn is currently working on numerou…
 
Betty Keller is an author, playwright, historian editor and mentor. She has helped launch many writers careers, including mine. Betty is the original founding member of the Festival of the Written Arts in Sechelt. Betty has written seventeen books and served as one of B.C.'s most prolific book editors. She has won many awards, including this year’s…
 
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