Chris is a "Wilderness dweller", who has
described the trials and tribulations of building a log
cabin in the BC bush. Her reports from the wild were part
of CBC's Morningside, and her book "Snowshoes and
Spotted Dick" focuses on her letters.
She is a prize-winning author, whose books have been
published internationally, as "A Recipe for
Bees". Her novels reflect the human psyche in
relation to the landscape, as in her book "The
Rhinestone". She lives on Vancouver Island.
He has edited and published more than 35 books of poetry,
fiction, drama, criticism and non-fiction. His book
"Sailing Home" is a memoir.
Jack is renowned for his popular guidebooks full of
passionate, but practical advice for year-round
recreation. He is "Outdoors" columnist for
"Georgia Straight" magazine, and "50 Best
Day Trips from Vancouver" is of his books.
She won the Governor General's Award for Poetry for her
book "Inventing the Hawk". She is one of
Canada's best and most popular poets and is professor of
Creative Writing at University of Victoria.
He is freelance travel writer, photographer and instructor
in travel journalism. "Vietnam, Columbia and
Laos" is of his books.
Michael works in a variety of genres, writing for film
(The wrong Man), television (Maurice Sendak's Little Bear
series), and also as novelist (Gibson's Landing).
She grew up in Victoria, BC and won the Ethel Wilson
Fiction Prize for her novel "Visible Worlds".
Marilyn is also an accomplished poet and dramatist, who
assists aspiring student writers through the WIER project,
an email based educational forum.
She is now resident of Canada and she lives in Montreal.
Her works have been published in various literary journals and magazines in Iran.
They contain lyric and modern poems.
The names of her two poem books are:
"The Cups Of Speech" &
Age Of Mirror".
He was Short-listed for The Giller Prize and BC Book
Awards for his best-selling first novel, Stanley Park,
which is developed into dramatic feature film. His second
book, Silent Cruise, was on 2002 Globe and Mail's Best
William Barringer (1940-1996)
The eldest of a family of 9 children, who moved to
Hollywood in 1960's. He was the founding editor of Monday
magazine, a Victoria Times Colonist reporter, Vancouver
Sun writer & editor, CBC radio-TV producer &
reporter, Detroit Free Press syndicated columnist,
semi-professional golfer, folk singer, Morningside
contributor, stained glass artist and actor in the series
"Dobie Gillis". He even acted alongside Jack
Nicholson. After helping design the pilot issue for BC
Book World, he increasingly turned his hand to his first
love, exquisitely fine writing.