15 Jan 2019

Tilar J. Mazzeo

‘After the war, when Irena made a list of all the people in Warsaw who took part in her network to help Jewish families and save their children, it was fourteen pages long, and the names in fact numbered in the dozens upon dozens. What Irena never forgot was that

30 Dec 2018

Top Books + The VPL Roof Garden

As we near the end of the year, CBC has partnered with the Public Library to reveal Vancouver’s most-borrowed Adult and YA books of 2018. Adult Fiction, Print The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood Indian

09 Sep 2018

Susin Nielsen

This week, public tickets go on sale for the 2018 Vancouver Writers Fest. With a $35 membership, you can get your tickets early. It’s an exciting line-up of authors that includes the award-laden Susin Nielsen who wrote for TV’s Degrassi Junior High before creating books like Word Nerd, Dear George Clooney:

04 Sep 2018

Polly Horvath

i. I work as a Writer ii. I do this creative work because: I have always written.  Before I knew how to print I was writing stories through play. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: I focus and I am persistent. iv. The greatest challenges around doing

12 Aug 2018

Coco Your Cakes

Countdown to one sweet launch. On August 14th, Lyndsay Sung – one of Vancouver’s hyper-creative baker bloggers – will see the release of her first cookbook: Coco Cake Land: Cute and Pretty Party Cakes to Bake and Decorate, published by Roost Books. ~ ~ Inside you’ll find photos of her

03 Aug 2018

Kidsbooks

On the twenty year anniversary of Harry Potter, it is fitting that we celebrate Kidsbooks, the first Canadian store to sell JK Rowling’s tale of Hermione, Ron and their scarred friend: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Founded by Phyllis Simon in 1983, Vancouver’s Kidsbooks quickly became the go-to spot

01 May 2018

Tiffany Stone

i. I work as a children’s author. I think of myself primarily as a poet, one who writes in rhyme, but recently I’ve begun to branch out into writing picture book texts in prose. However, these stories contain plenty of word play, which I consider a close cousin to poetry. ii.

23 Mar 2018

Jane Friedman: Making A Living As A Writer

In 2015, The Guardian reported on a poll of 15,000 Brits who were asked to identify their dream jobs. Which job came in as most desirable of all?  ‘Author’, said 60% of respondents.  ~ The fantasy literary life is an appealing one indeed. Sitting about in one’s pyjamas, dreaming up new

11 Mar 2018

Katelyn Woodburn

i. I work as: An apparel designer and freelance writer. Street & Saddle is my business- baby; we do made-to-order equestrian apparel. We manufacture everything out of our studio in Strathcona. ii. I do this creative work because: Fashion is such a complex and beautiful industry. The art and business

11 Feb 2018

Pages. Manhattan Beach

You can learn a lot about a place from its independent bookstores. One of our favourites is Pages in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles. We spoke to Margot Farris, the Vancouver born and bred co-founder. What is it that you think makes Pages so unique? It is an independent bookstore created