Literature

Canadian Poets & Writers

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Chris Czajkowski
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.

Gail Anderson-Dargatz
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.

Gary Geddes
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 Christie
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.

Lorna Crozier
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.

Michael Buckley
He is freelance travel writer, photographer and instructor in travel journalism. "Vietnam, Columbia and Laos" is of his books.

Michael Thoma
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).

Marilyn Bowering 
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.

Taraneh Javanbakht
Originally Iranian
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" & "The Age Of Mirror".

Timothy Taylor 
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 Book list.

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.

 

 

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