Read with us!

If you haven’t yet had a chance to join the BCTELA summer book club, don’t worry: you still can! The coordinated date has been extended to July 6th. This year we are reading about theories of Place-Based education. As this topic is still emerging as a area of study, we will be reading four articles […]

Place-Making with Poetry

Posted by Celia Brogan We are halfway through Poetry Month! In a change from last year, this April we are focusing on specifically BC literatures in support of the ABPBC’s Read Local BC campaign but luckily, when we look around poetry features prominently in the local cannon. Today I would like to continue a thread […]

Myth, Madness and a Tale of a Golden Spruce

posted by Celia Brogan The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed  by John Vaillant. I love this book. The prose are poetic to the extent that I have used passages as prompts in an art class. The story opens with a mystery and proceeds to weave together strands of natural history, […]

Getting to know BC through Farm and Food Lit

posted by Celia Brogan I realized a few years ago that I like what I have decided to call “Farm Literature.” There may be an industry name for this but I’m happy with mine. Farm Lit is, for me, a book about someone’s experience living on a farm–hobby or sustenance–or other intimate experience with the […]

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